TURKEY: Mustafa Statue

The emancipation of Turkey from the doctrines of the Koran seems to be a cardinal policy of Turkish Republicanism. First, the sale of alcoholic stimulants was permitted (TIME, Mar. 10, 1923), although the Koran forbids it; second, Turks were made monogamous by passage of a law (TIME, Aug. 18), although the Koran permits a man four wives; now, a movement is on foot to erect, at Angora, a gigantic equestrian statue of Mustafa Kemal Pasha, President of Turkey, although the Koran proscribes representation of living beings in any form whatever.

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