TURKEY: Could Not Walt

At Berne scholars are translating into Turkish 1,800 articles culled from the Swiss Civil Code. At Berlin 700 articles of the German Commercial Code are being similarly translated. At Rome 700 excerpts from the Italian Penal Code are passing into curlicues unintelligible to most Occidentals.

Mustapha Kemal Pasha, President of the Turkish Republic, announced last week that these fragments of admittedly highly advanced European legislation are to be assembled into a Turkish Code, which will supplant the wildly jumbled legal system, based upon interpretations of...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!