National Geographic : 1939 Jan
rnotograpn oy nernara r.togers, Jr. FLAGS OF TURKEY'S FORMER ENEMIES, GREECE AND BRITAIN, FLY OVER SMYRNA'SINTERNATIONAL FAIR Eleven of the banners are the scarlet national flag, with its white star and crescent. Nine others bear the six arrows ofthe People's Party. But significant, too, are the flags of the Kingdom of Hellas and of the British Commonwealth of Nations, for it was a British-supported Greek offensive based atIzmir (Smyrna) which united the Turks and brought Mustafa Kemal to power. The International Fair, held annually since 1933, introduces foreign machinery and motorcars totheawakening Republic.