Turkey: A Polite Distance

When Premier Suleyman Demirel, 42, swept to power 14 months ago, his victory was credited largely to Turkey's growing disdain for the eager flirtation with Russia carried on by his chief opponent, foxy former Premier Ismet Inönü, 83. In recent months, however, Demirel has begun some mild flirting of his own. He has received Rumanian Premier Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivan Bashev, sent official delegations to Poland, Russia and Albania. Last week Demirel welcomed his biggest Communist visitor yet: Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin, the first Russian Premier ever to...

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