TURKEY: Typical Terrible Turk

Pitch-soaked torches roared high one night last week in the public courtyard of the Central Prison at Angora, A Death-lured crowd, chattering expectantly, hushed as four tripod gallows were erected. Eerie as ghosts in the flickering light, four white-clad condemned men paced silently from their cells. . . .

First to feel the prickle of a noose was Dr. Nazim Pasha, founder of the Young Turk movement which overthrew "Abdul the Damned" (Abd-ul-Hamid II) in 1909, and dictated the government of Turkey as a Pan-Islamic oligarchy throughout the World War.

Dr. Nazim Pasha's...

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