OPINION

April 29, 1958

USSR – WEST GERMANY: Bonn, 25 – A German-Soviet trade agreement was signed here today in what observers described as a celebratory atmosphere. Among others, the ceremony was attended by the Soviet deputy premier, Anastas Mikoyan, who had traveled to Bonn accompanied by other officials. Although it is a trade and consular agreement, there was a clear political dimension to the meeting with Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and Defense Minister Josef Strauss, who has often been the target of attacks from the Soviet radio and press. INCIDENT IN ANKARA: Caretaker Prime Minister Constantinos Georgakopoulos had a meeting with the foreign minister yesterday to discuss an incident in Ankara in which an employee of the Greek Embassy, a woman working in the military attache’s bureau, was struck by a man in the street because she was speaking to her sister in Greek. The perpetrator ran off into the crowd. The embassy lodged a protest with the Turkish Foreign Ministry, noting that this regrettable incident was due to the incitement of Turkish public opinion by the constant publication of anti-Greek articles in the Turkish press.