Turkey: Setback for Gursel

The Turkish election campaign was conducted in the shadow of the gallows. Hardly any of the candidates mentioned it, but everyone recalled the execution of ex-Premier Adnan Menderes and two members of his government by General Gursel's military junta. Despite occasional arrests in the campaign weeks, the voting itself was calm and clean. Result: a sharp rebuff to the junta and the 17-month-old revolution.

Ex-President Ismet Inonu's Republican People's Party, though favored by Gursel and most of the generals, won narrowly in the 450-seat National Assembly, but lost 2 to 1 in the race for 150 seats in the Senate. Biggest...

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