TURKEY: Ghazi's Will

Before President Kamal Atatürk of Turkey died he deeded most of his farms and factories to the State. Last week the ghazi's last testament, written in his own hand in September, turned over remaining $3,750,000 worth of property to the management of the Republican People's Party, sole official political organization of the country. Under the Moslem inheritance laws of the sultans, no woman shared in a man's estate. Under the will of Atatürk, stanch advocate of woman's equal rights, women were almost the sole beneficiaries. To the party the ghazi gave...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!