TURKEY: Heroic Scapegoat

One of the world's brightest diplomatic stars, Turkey's Foreign Minister Numan Rifat Menemencioglu (pronounced approximately many-men'-chaw-glue), went into eclipse last week. The latest play in Turkey's shrewd neutrality game, which he had managed skillfully since 1942, forced him to retire.

The Wily Turk. Throughout the war years, Menemencioglu has been guilty only of being pro-Turkish. To that endeavor, he brought his father's knowledge of politics, the burning patriotism of his grandfather, Namik Kemal.

Namik Kemal was one of the leaders of the Tanzimatists, founders of the 19th-Century Young Turks, who first began...

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