TURKEY: Honest President

Of common knowledge is the frequent and valiant toping of champagne and swizzling of spirits by the President of Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Pasha, the Ghazi or "Victorious One" (TIME, Feb. 21, 1927). Therefore only the mildest ripple of surprise was occasioned when Kemal addressed a Turkish audience in Constantinople, last week, in part as follows:

"Ten years ago Turkey's leaders were hypocrites under the shadow of the Caliph's mantle, drinking alcohol but denying alcohol to the people on orthodox grounds. They were unwilling to drink publicly but Consumed more copiously in private than myself, who drink publicly to the...

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