Turkey: Seeking Survival and More

Could Turkey's devastation give a people who once clung to the state a more self-sufficient stance?

Ismail Cimen is the most famous boy in the world just now. The five-year-old sits in his hospital bed in Istanbul, watching the procession of toy-bearing journalists from all over the world who have come to hear his tale. He is the last living soul to be plucked from the destruction of the Aug. 17 earthquake, a boy buried so long that his uncle had prepared a grave for him. Says his sister Aysa, 18: "He was born on June 12, but his real birthday is the day they pulled him out."

Trapped for six days in the remains of...

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