Clodius Agreement

5. I am convinced from my meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs that, although the Turks do not propose to make concessions to the Germans in the implementation of the Clodius agreement, they are firmly committed to faithfully respecting their obligations under the agreement. They will not default on their chrome deliveries to Germany, to which Germany is entitled, they will not adopt an obstructive attitude in the event of the conclusion of the complementary war materials agreement with Germany, provided for by the Clodius agreement, and they will not conclude a new agreement with Great Britain on chrome with provisions that could involve a breakdown of their chrome deliveries to Germany. Mr. Numan pointed out that the reasons for the Clodius agreement led them to faithfully respect their obligations under the agreement. Turkey`s attitude demanded that it strive to maintain friendly relations with Germany and to avoid all acts that were clearly intended to provoke Nazi leaders.

I said that my Government sincerely hoped that Turkey would not accept any changes to the German obligations under the Clodius agreement for the benefit of the Germans. He replied that you do not have to be afraid in this regard because he intended to strictly respect the Germans to their obligations. He said: “I will not make any concessions to the Germans.” However, he stated that difficulties in implementing the agreement in terms of prices, types of products, etc., had arisen and that some of the difficulties were due to the fault of the Turks. Therefore, it would be willing to accept adjustments in favour of the Germans to which a neutral arbitrator would be entitled if it were time to make the necessary adjustments. Apart from that, he would not make concessions to the Germans, but would maintain them for strict compliance with the Clodius agreement. The youngest of six children of Claudius Pulcher, b.c.92 BC In the year 68, he put the troops of his brother-in-law Licinius Lucullus to mutiny in Armenia.

On his return to Rome, he had apparently been friends with Cicero, but in May 61, Cicero gave prejudicial evidence against him while he was on trial while on trial last December disguised as a woman at the Bona Dea festival. Clodius, however, was narrowly acquitted by a jury that was allegedly severely bribed. The following year, he wanted to be transferred to a plebeian gene (see plebeian): this was initially refused, but in March 59, Caesar was presented as the Maxim Pontiff of comitia curiata (see curia (1) where the adoption was ratified. There was evidence of later disagreements with Caesar and Pompey, but in case he was elected Tribune for 58. Among its measures were free maize for plebes, the restoration of the college (see club, novel), the granting of new provinces to consuls, a law that condemned Roman citizens to death, without popular sanction, a law that confirmed the exile of Cicero (who had left at the end of March) and the sending ofIus Pig Cato (2) to Cyprus. Clodius then turned against Pompey, threatening his life and suggesting that Caesar`s acts of 59 were invalid because of the religious obstruction of Calpurnius Bibulus. These attacks on Pompey continued in 57, particularly on the issue of the recall of Ciceros and in the first part of Clodius` Aedileship in 56; But after Caesar and Pompey met Luca, his attitude changed and, through agitation and violence, he helped to carry out Pompey`s joint report in the year 55.