TURKEY: The Saint & the Soldier

Flying into Ankara last week to celebrate Greece's post-Cyprus reconciliation with Turkey, Greek Premier Constantine Karamanlis was greeted by a scene of happy unity—crowds of cheering adults and waving children docilely respecting a human fence of smart, white-gloved soldiers. Had he arrived two hours earlier,

Karamanlis would have seen something different: the police and armed forces of the Turkish Republic forcibly attempting to prevent ordinary citizens of Ankara from welcoming ex-President Ismet Inonu. 74, leader of Turkey's Republican People's Party and leading opponent of Premier Adnan Menderes' ruling Democrats.

Despite harassment by the Menderes government, Inonu, military hero of Turkey's post-World...

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