TURKEY: Door to Dreamland

TURKEY As the late afternoon sun fell gleaming on the domes and minarets of Istanbul one day this week, a bird of ill omen winged in from the west. It hovered above the city for a moment, then settled down at the airport. From the plane stepped dapper old Franz von Papen, German Ambassador to Turkey and the man whom Adolf Hitler expects to open for him the door to the rich Middle East, Germany's dreamland for half a century.

Franz von Papen did not tarry in Istanbul, but took off forty...

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