ISTANBUL (May. 21)
The Turkish Government today embarked on a “get tough with Egypt” campaign while three prominent Turkish newspapermen, just back from Israel, started a series of articles in their newspapers praising what they saw in the Jewish State.
The campaign against Egypt was launched with a broadcast over the government-controlled Ankara Radio charging Egypt with creating discord in the Middle East and with serving Communist ends. “The Egyptian leaders are behaving like the last adherents of an imperialism which is going out of fashion,” the Turkish broadcast said.
The three Turkish journalists, in their articles on Israel, are unanimous in their opinion that Israel wants peace, is friendly toward Turkey and is a positive factor for progress in the Middle East. The newspapermen–Falih Rifki Atay of Dunya, Burhan Felek of Cumhuriyet, and Mithat Perin of the Istanbul Express–compared Israel with Turkey and suggested that this country could learn many things from Israel. Mr. Atay suggested a student exchange with Israel rather than with the United States or European countries.