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    Turkish police have arrested three men and a woman in connection with the kidnapping and murder of the Israeli Consul-General, Mr.

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    Turkish police have arrested three men and a woman in connection with the kidnapping and murder of the Israeli Consul-General, Mr. Ephraim Elrom. All the arrested people are said to be students in their early twenties. Six of the nine prime suspects for the crime are now officially reported to be in custody.

    Altogether 62 people have been named by the Martial Law Command as wanted in direct connection with the killing of Mr. Elrom. All but four are students.

    The latest arrests were made when a 12-man security force raided the residential suburb of Ferikoy and began searching an apartment.

    Those arrested have been named as Necmi Demir, his wife Ilkay Aptekin Demir, Necati Sagir and Irfan Ucar.

    SYNOPSIS: Three men and a woman were arrested in an Istanbul apartment building on Thursday (May 27) night and charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Israeli Consul-General, Ephraim Elrom.

    The four were arrested when a 12-man security team raided the residential suburb of Ferikoy and began searching an apartment.

    According to local people the four young people -- all reportedly students -- had been living in the apartment for three weeks. The local grocers wife recognised the four who had bought their provisions from her store.

    The apartment building was only 350 yards (metres) from the local police station.

    Six of the nine prime suspects in the kidnapping case are now officially reported to be in custody. The latest arrested have been named as Necmi Demir, his wife Ilkay, Necati Sagir and Irfan Ucar.

    According to police, when plain clothes policemen rang the apartment bell, the door was opened by Mrs. Demir who tried to warn her companions. But they were all quickly overpowered.

    Altogether, 62 people have been named by the Martial Law Command as wanted in direct connection with the killing of Mr. Elrom. All but four are students.

    Reports from other areas of Turkey said further arrests had been made of people wanted for their part in recent disturbances. The military authorities launched a nationwide campaign against members of all extremist groups, both left and right, as soon as martial law was proclaimed in eleven provinces a month ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA25DQKJJ9OY4LM9SR5BB6A311K
    Media URN:
    VLVA25DQKJJ9OY4LM9SR5BB6A311K
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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