TURKEY: Sergeants on Trial (Contd.)

For two months, a smoke screen of evasion, misstatement and carefully calculated confusion had been thrown over the case of four U.S. sergeants on trial in Turkey for black-market dealings in currency (TIME, Aug. 24 et seq.). Last week despite officialdom's best efforts, the smoke screen began to lift.

At the fifth session of the sergeants' slow-motion trial, the prosecution, after a month of stalling, finally produced its star witness, Mrs. Sukran Gall, Turkish-born wife of a U.S. electrician. Admitting that she had been employed by the Turkish treasury to entrap the Americans, Mrs. Gall testified that she...

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