TURKEY: A Time of Trial

Even to the most ardent supporter of Turkey's new military regime, the mass trial on Yassiada Island of hundreds of officials of the old civilian government seemed to be off to a shaky start. It was bad enough to begin with the trivial charge that ousted President Celal Bayar —onetime companion in arms to the late great Kemal Ataturk—had gypped the government in the sale of a shaggy dog. Last week the prosecution seemed intent on proving only that ex-Premier Adnan Menderes, married and the father of three sons, was indiscreetly fond...

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