Turkey: The Banished American

The most popular foreign resident in the tiny Turkish port of Kusadasi is a lean, blond, blue-eyed American known locally as Kemal ("The Perfect One") Baldwin. Kids follow him through the streets, and adults come to him for solution of all kinds of problems. In a country where the word Cyprus has sent U.S. prestige to its lowest point in 20 years, the 5,000 citizens of Kusadasi think that if Americans are like "— Baldwin they cannot be all bad.

Yet Baldwin is a jailbird, and under threat of a dishonorable discharge from...

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