The Press: Turkey: Premier v. Press

One day last week in Istanbul, the portals of Uskudar prison snapped shut on Sahap Balcioglu, editor and publisher of Kim (Who), a Turkish weekly newsmagazine. Barring commutation of his sentence, which is unlikely, Balcioglu will spend the next 16 months in Uskudar.

Editor Balcioglu is only one of the several thousand newsmen who, over the last six years, have felt the mighty wrath of Turkey's Premier Adnan Menderes, 60.

The battle between the Premier and the press goes back to 1954, when Menderes was the target of a heavy fire from Turkish journalists...

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