ISTANBUL (Jan. 10)
Turkey considers the United Arab Republic’s anti-Israeli blockade of the Suez Canal “a violation of international law. “according to an editorial in the Government organ, “Zafer.”
The editorial criticizes the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development for its decision to lend $56, 000, 000 to the UAR for widening of the canal. The bank “should at least have mentioned” Egypt’s failure to live up to United Nations resolutions ordering freedom of passage for the shipping of all nations through the Suez, the editorial states.