GERMANY-TURKEY: 150,000,000 Bid

Adolf Hitler's timing is seldom wrong, and just as the Czechoslovak crisis was coming to a showdown, German Economics Minister Dr. Walther Funk was dispatched from Berlin to the Balkans. Dr. Funk arrived last week in Ankara, the capital of a Turkey which only recently sent a delegation to Britain, sewed up a London loan for rearmament which was said to array President Kamal Atatürk ("Father of the Turks") with the forces of Democracy.

Tactful Dr. Funk proclaimed at a Turkish banquet last week: "The principal desire of Germany is establishment of the...

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