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    THE FORMER CZECHOSLOVAK LEADER MR. ALEXANDER DUBCEK ARRIVED AT ISTANBUL AIRPORT YESTERDAY (JANUARY 25) TO?

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    THE FORMER CZECHOSLOVAK LEADER MR. ALEXANDER DUBCEK ARRIVED AT ISTANBUL AIRPORT YESTERDAY (JANUARY 25) TO BE GREETED BY A JOSTLING HORDE OF PRESSMEN AND CLASHES BETWEEN POLICE AND REPORTERS. HE LEFT FOR ANKARA TODAY (JANUARY 26) TO TAKE UP HIS APPOINTMENT AS HIS COUNTRY'S AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY.

    ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE, MR. DUBCEK WAS MOBBED BY PRESSMEN AS SOON AS HE STEPPED OFF THE PLANE YESTERDAY. TURKISH OFFICIALS BATTLED WITH NEWSMEN AS PHOTOGRAPHERS CLIMBED THROUGH LOUNGE WINDOWS TO GET PICTURES OF MR. DUBCEK WHOSE REFORMIST POLICIES LED TO THE 1968 WARSAW PACT INTERVENTION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND THE COMPARATIVE POLITICAL OBSCURITY OF HIS NEW POST. AT THE TIME OF THE INTERVENTION HE WAS FIRST SECRETARY OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK COMMUNIST PARTY. HE DECLINED TO MAKE ANY COMMENT TO THE PRESS. AT ONE POINT MR. DUBCEK, HIS WIFE, AND TWO CZECHOSLOVAK CONSULATE OFFICIALS, HAD TO TAKE REFUGE IN THE V.I.P. LOUNGE TOILET BEFORE POLICE COULD CLEAR THE WAY FOR HIM TO REACH HIS CAR AND DRIVE INTO ISTANBUL.

    WHEN HE LEFT FOR ANKARA TODAY TURKISH OFFICIALS WERE TAKING NO CHANCES OF A REPEAT PERFORMANCE BY THE PRESS AND POLICE GUARDS KEPT REPORTERS AWAY FROM THE PLANE WHEN MR. DUBCEK'S CAR ARRIVED. AFTER WAITING UNTIL ALL THE OTHER PASSENGERS HAD GONE ABOARD, MR. DUBCEK'S CAR WAS DRIVEN ACROSS THE TARMAC TO THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH HE BOARDED WITH HIS WIFE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1R9EU2YECQYPZPEWF19U1O8UI
    Media URN:
    VLVA1R9EU2YECQYPZPEWF19U1O8UI
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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