TURKEY: New Clubs

In place of their usual juicy tidbits about the doings of high society, Turkish gossip columns printed a curt and sober announcement last week: "Because of an agreement with the Turkish Newspaper Owners' Syndicate, we are discontinuing our society columns." Though the ban was made to seem a do-it-yourself affair, it was actually inspired by none other than Premier Adnan Menderes himself. The columnists, it seemed, had been giving too much gaudy publicity to The marriage of a former Miss Turkey to the mayor of Izmir, who also happens to be a cousin of...

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