Turkey: Reborn Republic

Archive Report

Revolution and Reorganization in Turkey

Allegiance of New Regime to Western Allies

Turkey, having passed swiftly through an almost bloodless army-led revolution, gives promise of becoming in good time a stronger and sturdier member of the two free world alliances which it links—the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the Central Treaty Organization. For the moment, a military dictatorship has succeeded a one-party civilian dictatorship. But the provisional regime, in control now for less than six weeks, already has announced detailed plans for drafting a new constitution and surrendering power to a new government based on popular suffrage.

Confidence that the intention to restore civilian authority would be carried out was implied in a congratulatory message transmitted to the new Turkish head of state in mid-June by President ...

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