Foreign News: Talking Turkey

Russia's Premier and Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov took a train for Berlin this week. It was the first time that schoolmasterish Comrade Molotov had ever left his own country, and only the most pressing business could have induced him to go to Berlin. The business was pressing. For weeks Adolf Hitler has wanted to know how Russia would react to a concerted Axis drive to the East. For weeks Joseph Stalin has stalled.

The chief obstacle standing in the way of the Drang nach Osten is Turkey. With help from Russia the Turks could make trouble for the German Army,...

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