TURKEY: Invitations to the Table

Tucked away near the end of Anthony Eden's report to Parliament was a comment on his meetings with Turkish Foreign Minister Numan Menemencioglu (pronounced Manymeńjoglu):

"We exchanged views on the general situation in the light of the results of the Moscow Conference. My Turkish colleague has now returned to Ankara to report the outcome of these conversations to his Government. Meanwhile, there is nothing further I can say."

Hitler's Ambassador Franz von Papen gnawed his nails in Ankara during the Cairo talks, had a long interview with Menemencioglu afterward, then promptly scuttled...

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