• Short Summary

    FORMER CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE TURKISH ARMED FORCES, SENATOR CEVDET SUNAY WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TURKEY.

  • Description

    FORMER CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE TURKISH ARMED FORCES, SENATOR CEVDET SUNAY WAS YESTERDAY (MONDAY) ELECTED PRESIDENT OF TURKEY. HE REPLACES PRESIDENT CEMAL GURSEL, WHO IS GRAVELY ILL AND UNABLE TO CONTINUE HIS PRESIDENTIAL DUTIES.

    PRESIDENT SUNAY HAD BEEN APPOINTED A SENATOR FROM THE PRESIDENTIAL QUOTA OF SENATE SEATS TO PAVE THE WAY FOR HIS ELECTION AS GURSEL'S SUCCESSOR.

    THE NEW PRESIDENT IS 66 YEARS OLD AND HAS BEEN A SOLDIER ALMOST ALL HIS LIFE. HE CAME FORM A FAMILY OF SOLDIERS AND BOTH HE AND HIS FATHER WERE IN THE SAME BRITISH PRISONER-OF-WAR CAMP IN WORLD WAR ONE.

    AFTER HIS RELEASE FROM THE PRISON-OF-WAR CAMP, HE JOINED THE TURKISH FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE. FOLLOWING THE TURKISH VICTORY, HE WENT TO THE NATION'S WAR ACADEMY AND GRADUATED IN 1930. HE WAS TO BECOME THE ACADEMY'S HEAD ELEVEN YEARS LATER.

    PRESIDENT SUNAY BECAME A FULL GENERAL IN 1958 AND WAS APPOINTED CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF AFTER THE REVOLUTION OF MAY 1960.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3BMX4EI3XEA9KSJSMSNKYZWFC
    Media URN:
    VLVA3BMX4EI3XEA9KSJSMSNKYZWFC
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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