TURKEY: The Dry-Cell Vote

While Nikita Khrushchev rattled his rockets outside their borders, the people of Turkey went calmly and resolutely to the polls this week to choose a new Parliament on wholly domestic issues. The reason for this sturdy indifference was simple: all Turks agree that in foreign affairs, the country stands foursquare with NATO and the West.

Ignoring the raging cold war over Syria, hard-driving Premier Adnan Menderes of the ruling Democrats campaigned to boost his 441-82 majority on a slogan of "A School, a Road, a Faucet, and a Mosque for Every Village." Menderes obviously had a fat war chest. Having...

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