National Geographic : 1960 May
Ankara: 400,000 Turks hail Ike's arrival " OS BULDUK. Qok te'ekkur ederim," 1 blared the airport loudspeaker. "Ike even speaks Turkish," said the Turk ish photographer next to me on the truck. "Could you understand?" I inquired. "Sure! He was good. He said, 'We are happy to be here. I thank you very much!'" 598 Photographers everywhere have a single code: Every man for himself. But after the President's speech my colleague asked, "Do you have enough room? Is my bag in your way? Can you see all right?" The Eisen hower charm had melted even a photographer's heart. As we rode into Ankara, I saw a land moun tainous, barren, and brown. But the people and government are striving for a new Tur key: industrialized, modern, and prosperous. At Ankara's outskirts modern apartments have sprouted beside wide paved streets.