TURKEY: Two-Edged Dagger

Turkey's Foreign Minister Hasan Saka, homeward-bound from San Francisco, dropped off in London for a call on Britain's Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. High diplomatic secrecy muffled the 45-minute talk between the statesmen. But it could not muffle its importance.

Presumably Minister Saka told Secretary Eden what the Russians last month had demanded of the Turks as a prerequisite for a new friendship treaty (TIME, July 9). Besides the right to privileged use of the Straits and the right to police them, the Kremlin was reported to want:

¶Rectification of Turkey's Balkan frontier. Apparently this meant the cession to Bulgaria...

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