The Press: The Ankara Hilton

The food is wretched, the beds are lumpy and the place has no central heating. But to Turkey's top newsmen, a stay at the "Ankara Hilton" has become a matter of personal and professional pride. Reason: the wryly nicknamed "Ankara Hilton" is the special bullpen in Ankara's Central Prison for newsmen who have dared to criticize the government of Turkey's Premier Adnan Menderes.

One of the West's staunchest friends. Strongman Menderes will have little to do with the Western institution of the free press. For the first four years of his administration, relations between government and press were good. Shortly after...

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