TURKEY: Slow to Anger

The student explosion that blasted South Korea's Syngman Rhee out of his palace flashed across Asia, and ignited undergraduate riots in Turkey, another key outpost of the West.

As in Korea, the students were protesting against a man to whom his country owes much and against a regime which had once been democratic. Premier Adnan Menderes is a tremendously energetic figure, a builder, a driving initiator of economic expansion, an upholder of Turkey's NATO and CENTO alliances. But since his Democrats wrested office from President Ismet Inonu's Republicans in 1950, they have gagged newspapers, jailed more than 200 journalists,...

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