TURKEY: Monies for Ismet

Turkish statesmen, whose time-honored profession is playing the rest of Europe off against Russia, scored again last week at Rome.

Recently brisk little Premier Ismet Pasha made a goodwill visit to Moscow (TIME, May 9) on which he scooped up an $8,000,000 loan, payable in Soviet goods, repayable in Turkish. Last week, Premier Ismet fraternized with Premier Mussolini, sipped his Asti spumante, swallowed his spaghetti, toyed with his black olives and figuratively held out an upturned Turkish palm. After dinner Il Duce entertained his Turkish friend by playing the violin. When Premier Ismet finally...

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