The same day that Generalissimo Joseph Stalin talked peace to the world, the Soviet Government talked tough to Turkey. After having pondered for a month, the Kremlin rejected the Turkish Government's rejection (TIME, Sept. 2) of Russia's demands for joint Soviet-Turk defense of the Dardanelles (implied was a Russian base on Gallipoli). Russia also:

>Warned that a Turkish military agreement with nonBlack Sea powers (i.e., the U.S. and Britain) would run "directly counter" to Russia's interests.

>Expressed surprise that Turkey should suspect that Russia's demands would violate Turkish sovereignty.

>Expressed indignation that Turkey...

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