Turkey: The Hug of the Bear

At a Kremlin banquet last week, Russia's Premier Aleksei Kosygin noted that it had been 33 years since a Turk ish head of government had last visited the Soviet Union. Turkey's Premier Suat Hayri Urguplu obligingly replied that he would not try to analyze "the critical period of distrust in our rela tions," since it was now over with. He added, "We are very pleased to be wit nesses to the gradual and confident de velopment of mutual understanding." Though filled with diplomatic cliches, the speeches did reflect the cautious new warmth in Soviet-Turkish relations that has been...

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