File Title Automatic telephone exchange for Istanbul Embassy
Reference CAB 301/95
Date 14 July 1942 - 2 October 1943
Government Department Cabinet Office
File Accession Date 23 May 2013


A file of correspondence concerning the funding of intelligence organisation in Turkey. Subjects covered in the file include the inadequate security of the telephone exchange in the British Embassy in Istanbul in July 1942 and the cost of installing a new automatic exchange, the need for Turkish Lira to finance Special Operations Executive (SOE) and Secret Intelligence Service (MI5) operations in Turkey, the need to avoid acquiring Turkish currency through the black market, and the administrative responsibility for these expenditures.

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