Turkey: How to Stay in Trouble

When Turkey's Premier Ismet Inonu finally let his old enemy ex-President Celal Bayar out of jail for medical treatment fortnight ago, he figured the least he should get was a little gratitude from the opposition Justice Party. Instead, Bayar's noisy supporters turned the occasion into a week-long political demonstration against the government.

Five hundred autos filled with Justice Party followers formed a traffic-snarling motorcade to escort the 79-year-old Bayar from prison to his Ankara home. Next day, huge crowds milled around the house, and 10,000 supporters massed near parliament to shout his slogans. Two sympathetic Turkish air force pilots happily...

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