TURKEY: Surrounded by Dangers

In the bitterness of their third straight election defeat, Turkey's Republicans erupted with cries of "Fraud." Ex-President Ismet Inonu's party had quintupled its strength, won in a third of Turkey's provinces. But Premier Adnan Menderes' Democrats still held a better-than-2-to-1 margin, with 424 seats to 178 for the Republicans. Angrily the Republicans accused Menderes of "stealing" the election by scratching opposition voters' names from the rolls.

In Gaziantep, near the tense Turco-Syrian frontier, Republicans had missed victory in the province by only 200 votes. Two days after the election, assembling ostensibly to mark the 34th anniversary of the Turkish Republic,...

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