TURKEY: Children's Hour

Throughout the third straight week of martial law in Istanbul and Ankara, demonstrations burst out almost daily against Premier Adnan Menderes' government. They were not particularly large and nobody got killed, but their persistence argued that the ruling Democrats, triumphant in three elections since 1950, were slipping in popular esteem. Even President Celal Bayar was worried enough to urge Menderes to consider seeking peace with the opposition Republicans. But the Premier was still tough. Cried Menderes, in a speech at Izmir: "These street demonstrations of children will not make me resign." This week, to get the children off the...

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