TURKEY: Mutiny in the Ranks

Menderes is the Turkish name of the old, wandering Meander River and, inappropriately, of the hard-driving man in a hurry who is Premier of Turkey. Adnan Menderes led his Democratic Party to victory in the 1950 election, but in the years since, he sometimes seemed to be heading his party and his country toward dictatorship. But inflation, foreign debts, corruption, crop failure and industrial mismanagement are all combining to jeopardize Turkey's once promising economy (TIME, Oct. 24), and Menderes could no longer still the restlessness within his own party.

Fortnight ago, while...

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