Turkey: Back to the Army

The Turkish government last week rescinded a little law requiring internal exile for foreigners convicted of certain minor crimes. Most such exiles would have been overjoyed; not so U.S. Army Private Kenneth Baldwin, 30, whose banishment to isolated Kusadasi has turned out to be more a reward than a punishment (TIME, June 25).

Convicted of selling a PX-purchased tape recorder on the black market, Baldwin was sentenced to ten months in a Turkish prison, followed by a 21 year stretch of village life in Kusadasi. Undaunted, he set about learning Turkish and making friends, tackled the port town's problems with...

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