The World: Blunt Voice from Turkey

The key Turkish voice in the Geneva peace talks that collapsed last week was that of Foreign Minister Turan Günes, 53, a wily, tough bargainer with the roughhewn features of an Anatolian peasant. Before returning to Ankara, Günes received TIME'S Robert Kroon for a poolside interview at the Turkish diplomatic mission in Geneva and gave his version of why the peace talks went sour.

Why didn't you give the Greeks and Greek Cypriots the 36-hour recess they requested before ending the talks?

This was just a pretext of [British Foreign Secretary James] Callaghan's to...

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