TURKEY: Bear-Hug

Deaf as a post, or nearly, is great General Ismet Pasha, Prime Minister. At the railway station in Angora, bleak Turkish Capital, he warmly greeted last week a Greek, famed Eleutherios Venizelos, Prime Minister. Before M. Venizelos could speak, deaf General Ismet embraced him with a bear-hug. Arm in arm they left the station.

Next day the two Prime Ministers signed a Treaty of Friendship & Neutrality, amazing in view of the extreme bitterness of the Graeco-Turkish War (1921-23), followed by the expulsion from Turkey of 1,400,000 Greeks. A second treaty was...

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