TURKEY: A New Year's Warning

As terrorism runs mid, the military gets impatient

In Turkey the shadow of the military has never receded very far from politics. Last week it suddenly loomed larger and closer than usual. The country's military leaders issued a stern warning to the politicians to get together and resolve the country's manifold crises—especially its rampant terrorism—before it is too late. The warning was contained in a special memorandum delivered on New Year's Day to President Fahri Korutürk and later broadcast. It was signed by the chief of staff, General Kenan Evren, as well as the commanders of the army, navy, air force...

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