TURKEY: Kamal Cracks Down

Kamâl Cracks Down

Forceful, champagne-swizzling President KamĊl Atatürk has his heroic occupation listed in the British Who's Who as "Renovator of Turkey." Last week Istanbul's usually authoritative newsorgan Tan declared that when the Grand National Assembly meets November 1, Renovator KamĊl Atatürk is going to change the Turkish Constitution radically and order new elections held. Promptly KamĊl Atatürk cracked down on Tan for "disseminating false news likely to cause harm to the State," punished the paper by suspending it for ten days, succeeded not at all in calming political excitement in Turkey....

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