TURKEY: Return of the Exile

Carloads of funeral wreaths preceded the flag-draped coffin through Istanbul's streets to the Monument of Eternal Liberty. Turks by the thousands marched in the long cortege that followed, and lined the streets with heads bowed in reverence. All of Turkey paused for a moment last week as the long-dead bones of Midhat Pasha were brought home from exile for proper burial in his native land. Said a spectator: "This is a day not for sorrowing, but for rejoicing."

A Reformer's Progress. Turkey today is largely the creation of the "Young Turk" movement,...

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