The Press: Curb in Turkey

In Turkey, where the democratic administration of President Celal Bayar has been harassed by extremist newspapers, the government hesitated to shut the fanatics up. But more than a year ago, an act of violence changed the mind of President Bayar and his Premier, Adnan Menderes: Ahmed Emin Yalman of Istanbul's Vatan, one of Turkey's leading newspapers, was shot three times one night after his paper warned against the tactics of Turkish religious fanatics. Editor Yalman survived, but Premier Menderes closed up many papers and put dozens of others under close surveillance. Last week the Menderes government took a more drastic step...

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