The Press: The Anniversary

By official proclamation of the Menderes government, Turkey last week was observing the 100th anniversary of Turkish journalism. But there was precious little cheering among what remains of Turkey's free press—for the government happened to be celebrating the occasion by clapping 72-year-old Ahmed Emin Yalman, dean of Turkish newsmen (TIME, Jan. 18), into jail for violating the oppressive national press laws. His crime: reprinting in his daily Vatan (Nation) articles by U.S. Newspaper Tycoon Eugene C. Pulliam (the Indianapolis Star, nine other papers) that "belittled" Premier Adnan Menderes. For that, Yalman began...

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