TURKEY: Coats & Caviar

Recently the Turkish consul at Odessa, sleek Raouf Bey, returned to Istanbul with 14 enormous trunks. This, the Turkish customs decided, was going several trunks too far. They obtained Dictator Kemal's permission to violate Consul Raouf's diplomatic immunity. When he was found to have brought in 27 fur coats, four cases of the best caviar and other salable Soviet goods, Consul Raouf was fined $2,100, sent to jail last week for one year as a smuggler.

Since Soviet Russia imposes an export duty on furs, caviar, antiques and such (unless bought with foreign...

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