TURKEY: The People's Choice

The revolution began at midnight and was over within six hours. Shortly before dawn, radios rasped: "The Turkish armed forces have taken over the administra tion of the country." Thus, in a blink of history's eye, ended the ten-year rule of highhanded, dictatorial Premier Adnan Menderes.

A patriot who kept his country firmly aligned with the West, Menderes had driven his country so close to ruin with showy projects ranging from dams to mosques that he had to be repeatedly bailed out by U.S. money. A onetime democrat, he had become so iras...

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