TURKEY: Fantastic Crisis

"It would be nice if Turkey were a republic"—thus wistfully thinks President Mustafa Kemal Pasha.

Does anyone doubt this? Curious goings on at Angora last week proved it again up to the Turkish scimitar's hilt. At no end of trouble and no small risk to himself Dictator Kemal, the apostle of "Europeanization" who made Turks take off the fez and put on the hat, provided his beloved country last week with what every real European republic has: a multi-party system, and its result, a crisis.

There has been no "crisis," no ousting of...

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