Theodore Eliot advises Henry Kissinger that "the United States should avoid becoming involved in an issue which could seriously damage our efforts to improve relations with Peking."
February 6, 1970
Letter, John M. Murphy, Member of Congress, to the Honorable Richard M. Nixon
Congress of the United States
House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515
February 6, 1970
Honorable Richard M. Nixon
President of the United States.
The White House
Dear Mr. President:
The plight of the exiled people of Eastern Turkestan has been brought to my attention by Mr. Isa Yusuf Alptekin, President of the National Center for the Liberation of Eastern Turkestan.
During his current visit to the United States, Mr. Alptekin asked me to forward to you his unedited appeal in behalf of his people. I, therefore, enclose his personal letter to you along with the accompanying material.
I will be delighted to receive any correspondence for Mr. Alptekin during the tenure of his month-long visit here.
JOHN M. MURPHY
Member of Congress
Congressman Murphy forwards a letter and appeal from Isa Yusuf Alptekin to President Nixon.
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