TURKEY: Last Rites

A thousand women and children were knocked unconscious and eleven were killed last week in the scramble of 300,000 of Istanbul's inhabitants to get a look into the open coffin of the late President Kamal Atatürk. Vowing to follow her foster father to the grave, Flight Lieutenant Sahiba Gokçen, Turkish woman army flier, fasted in Istanbul's Dolmabaghche Palace, was later persuaded by physicians to pull herself together and leave for Ankara, the capital.

The leader's body left Istanbul later on the Turkish battle cruiser Yavuz, was accompanied to Ismid by the entire Turkish...

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