Turkey: Who Is Indispensable?

After the fall of Ismet Inönü's government, Turkey had a new Premier-designate last week, and on American tongues, at least, his name sounded like a gurgle. He was Suat Hayri Urguplu, 62, the son of a mufti, an ex-Cabinet minister, former Ambassador to the U.S.

(1957-60), and an independent Senator without party affiliation. Chances are that Urguplu was picked by President Cemal Gürsel only as a temporary Premier while a political battle is fought out between the two real antagonists on the Turkish political scene—the Republican Party's Inönü and the Justice Party's...

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