TURKEY: Mephisto v. Allah

As neat a trick as daylight saving was announced last fortnight by smart Dictator Mustafa Kemal Pasha whose beetling brows and piercing eyes suggest the wisdom of a Mephisto.

Turkish days of the week are:

Juma 1st Friday

Jumartesi 2nd Saturday

Pazar 3rd Sunday

Pazartesi 4th Monday

Sali 5th Tuesday

Tcharshamba 6th Wednesday

Pershembe 7th Thursday

Juma is the Turkish sabbath. Because it falls on Friday, Turkish business houses with international connections and the government itself are out of step with the rest of the world three days a week.

After spending a quiet Juma,...

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