SYRIA: Key Slipped?

Turkish troops were scheduled this week to march peacefully over the southern border of Turkey into the 10,000-square-mile Sanjak (province) of Alexandretta, an autonomous district of French-mandated, soon-to-be-independent Syria. Sent back to Geneva on the demand of Turkey, at the request of France, was the League of Nations Commission which had been invited to supervise the election of a legislature which, if held, would have amounted to a plebiscite for Turkish or Syrian rule.

In Ankara, Turkey's capital, bespectacled, chubby, methodical Premier Jelal Bayar shouted to the one-party Grand National Assembly that...

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