TURKEY: Freedom in Disguise

It is easier to proclaim a curb on freedom in Turkey than to enforce it.

In all Turkey last week, after passage of Premier Adnan Menderes' latest law curbing free speech (TIME, June 11), only one Istanbul newspaper printed an editorial page. But there were other ways of making a point. The outspoken Ankara newsweekly Akis (patterned after TIME) led its issue with a long review of Schiller's 18th century tragedy The Robbers, dealing with a power-drunk tyranny and a megalomaniac ruler. Akis also helpfully printed a few of the play's best lines. Sample (the villainous Franz speaking): "I will...

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