THE BALKANS: The Neighbors

Ever since Tito's break with Russia, allied strategists have sought a way to fit Communist Yugoslavia into the pattern of Western defense. Last week, in a new Balkan Entente, the way was found. In Ankara's diplomatic guest house, the Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Greece and Yugoslavia signed a mutual friendship pact that binds them—for five years—to cooperate for their common defense.

To bring together such ancient enemies required not only a threat from without, but statesmanship within. Six years ago, Yugoslavia was slipping arms to Greek Red guerrillas. Thirty years ago, Greek...

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