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    In the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Saturday (10 April) 10,000 chanting left-wing demonstrators gave a martyr's funeral to a 23-year old student shot dead on Thursday in the city's worst day of political clashes for months.

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    In the Turkish capital, Ankara, on Saturday (10 April) 10,000 chanting left-wing demonstrators gave a martyr's funeral to a 23-year old student shot dead on Thursday in the city's worst day of political clashes for months.

    Hundreds of troops of the paramilitary gendarmerie, their American M-16 assault rifles at the ready, lined the funeral route. They were supported by armoured cars, civilian and military police, helicopters and water cannon.

    The demonstrators carried a huge banner of the dead student, Hakan Yuudakuler, son of a prominent Senator and one of three students killed students now call that day "Black Thursday".

    Premier Suleyman Demirel told a news conference on Saturday his four-party coalition, which the opposition claims deliberately provokes political violence, would do everything it could to stop anarchy. Observers quoted by Reuters said security precautions for the funeral were the strictest since Mr. Demirel returned to power a year ago after being toppled by the army in 1971 when student unrest got out of hand.

    Hakan Yurdakuler died in a gunfight between left and right-wingers outside Ankara University. His father at the funeral said he would find his son's murderers and punish them.

    SYNOPSIS: The Maltepe Mosque in the Turkish capital, Ankara on Saturday where the funeral of a student shot in political clashes on Thursday was held. Hakan Yurdakuler, aged twenty-three, was one of three students shot in clashes between left and right-wing groups on Thursday.

    Left wing students are now calling that day "Black Thursday".

    Hakan Yurdakuler's father, who is a prominent Senator, vowed vengeance on his son's killers at the funeral. He said he would find the murderers and punish them.

    Senator Muzaffer Yurdakuler was one of a group of officers who overthrew the late Premier Adnan Menderes in 1960.

    About ten thousand left-wing students gathered in Ankara to give Yurdakuler a martyr's funeral.

    After the funeral service, the student's coffin was carried through the city's streets in a mass demonstration.

    The procession was led by Senator Yurdakuler and former Air Force Commander M. Batur. Hundreds of troops of the paramilitary gendarmerie, with the American M-16 assault rifles at the ready, line the funeral route. They were supported by armoured cars and civilian and military police.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2H34IZDRJU2IJNN1J6N246PN5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2H34IZDRJU2IJNN1J6N246PN5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/04/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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