TURKEY: Justice

Justice à la Turque

George William Rendel, slight, shy, former British Minister to Bulgaria, is a long-suffering gentleman. When Minister Rendel left Bulgaria last year after the Nazis' arrival, someone planted a bomb in his luggage. No sooner had Minister Rendel and his diplomatic party arrived in the ornate lobby of Istanbul's Pera Palace Hotel than the bomb went off, killing one of the Minister's girl secretaries and four Turks, turning the lobby into a geyser of shattered trunks, curios and potted palms (TIME, March 24, 1941). Oddly enough, the Pera Palace sued Minister Rendel and party for damages. Last week...

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