National Affairs: Loyal Opposition

When Dr. Kasim Gulek, 45, was invited to lecture in the U.S., Canada and Germany, it took him a month to clear his passport through the Turkish government. Although he is recognized as a distinguished statesman, he is a leader of the opposition Republican Party. The men in power in a democracy that held its first free election only nine years ago were afraid he might criticize them abroad.

Last week Dr. (of both law and economics) Gulek was near the end of his stay in the U.S. He had lectured at Columbia, Princeton, Harvard, M.I.T., spoken before influential groups in New...

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