TURKEY: Shirts, Paper, Bottles

Keen, hard Premier General Ismet Pasha sped out from Istanbul to Bakirkoy last week with a slogan ringing in his ears: "Assure the independence of our shirts!" In a normal year Turks turn into shirts and shifts some 50,000,000 yards of cotton sheeting. This they have bought chiefly from Japan, but Dictator Mustafa Kemal is now driving ahead with a Five Year Plan to industrialize Turkey and make her self-sufficient. In this program the building of cotton mills was put first "so that the Turkish people shall...

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