The day's other big story was also overseas. Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Turkey kicked off in Ankara. All three networks assigned correspondents to the papal train. CBS' Allen Pizzey saw his hosts play politics with the Pope, claiming he has relaxed his opposition to Turkey's admission into the European Union. ABC's David Wright (subscription required) heard Benedict defuse a quarrel about his infamous speech criticizing Islam for using violence to acquire converts: "The Pope did not take the bait." NBC's Keith Miller surveyed the "widespread opposition" to the visit in that 99% Moslem country and the popular expectation of a papal apology for fomenting Islamophobia. None was forthcoming.
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