Turkey: Thumbs Up For Ozal

Thumbs Up For Ozal

Although Turkey's Prime Minister Turgut Ozal, 61, has led his nation to a new level of economic and social advancement during five years of leadership, last week was one that he may want to forget. First, Ozal's historic meeting in Greece with Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou to settle differences between their nations ended in an affable but thorough stalemate. Back home in Ankara, while Ozal was addressing a rally of his center-right Motherland Party, a man in the crowd opened fire with a gun, wounding the Prime Minister in the thumb.

Ozal ducked under the podium and delegates scrambled to get...

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