ISTANBUL (May. 15)
The Turkish Court of Appeals ruled that the "Islam Democratic Party" be banned and its anti-Jewish leader, C.R. Atilhan, be put on trial, it was reported here today. A lower court had annulled an order banning the group, but the Court of Appeal revoked that decision.
A letter from the group’s provincial office, declaring that the "struggle which the Islam Democratic Party is conducting to get rid of the Jews" is winning approval was produced in court and was one of the principal reasons for the higher court’s decision against the party. Meanwhile, the party’s organ. "Hur Adam" (Free Man), edited by Atilhan, is continuing its intensive anti-Jewish campaign. Another weekly newspaper. "Islam Dunyasi," (Islamic World) has also joined the anti-Jewish drive.