Atatürk's Legacy

Istanbul's mosque-capped hills were ablaze with light for a three-day and three-night celebration last week. Chains of brightly colored bulbs stretched from minaret to minaret of the treasured Mosques of Ayasofia, Suleiman the Magnificent, Mohammed the Conqueror. Below, in the four-mile stretch of the Golden Horn the Turkish fleet lay at anchor, with ship searchlights playing nightly over the city.

At Istanbul's Dolmabaghché Palace, from whose mullioned windows one can look out over the Bosporus to Asia Minor, there lay sick abed a medium-sized, lean, 59-year-old man with receding colorless hair...

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