World: A Delicate Relationship

The U.S. Government has been watching the seemingly chronic economic and political crisis in Turkey with alarm, frustration and a measure of self-recrimination. TIME Diplomatic Correspondent Strobe Talbott reports:

When Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev sat down in Vienna last week for a 90-minute private session, with only their interpreters present, one of the most sensitive issues between them concerned Turkey. The U.S. wants to send U-2 spy planes into Turkish airspace to monitor missile tests from the Tyuratam launch site in Kazakhstan, about a thousand miles inside the U.S.S.R. To verify Soviet compliance with the missile modernization provisions of SALT II,...

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