Turkey: Insurrection II

As commandant of the Ankara War College, Turkey's West Point, Colonel Talat Aydemir last year decided to treat his cadets to a sort of after-hours seminar in current events. His subject was the slow pace of government reform under Premier Ismet Inonu. To speed things up, Aydemir, 43, a tough ex-artillery officer, suggested that the lads support him in an armed rebellion against the shaky Inonu regime. But everyone flunked the final exam in Insurrection I—an abortive coup led by Aydemir in February 1962 that fizzled out in six hours. Teacher lost his job and his uniform, and the...

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