• Short Summary

    More than one thousand troops and hundreds of police tonight (Sunday) laid siege to a house in Istanbul in which two geurillas were holding an army officer's 14-year-old daughter hostage.

  • Description

    More than one thousand troops and hundreds of police tonight (Sunday) laid siege to a house in Istanbul in which two geurillas were holding an army officer's 14-year-old daughter hostage.

    The guerillas, who are believed to be connected with the kidnapping and murder of Israeli Consul-General, Mr. Ephraim Elrom, broke into the house of the officer, a major, after a clash with two nightwatchmen outside. They originally held the wife of the major -- later identified as Major Dincer Erkan -- and held his whole family. Later they released his wife and ten-year-old son, keeping only the girl.

    In the clash with the nightwatchmen the geurillas dropped a bag containing a sten gun and a wallet belonging to the Israeli Consul-General. It is believed the two men are members of the "Turkish Peoples Liberation Army", which has been blamed for the murder of the Israeli diplomat.

    SYNOPSIS: More than one thousand armed troops and police tonight (Sunday) laid siege to a house in Istanbul in which two geurillas were holding hostage a Turkish army officer's 14-year-old daughter.

    The army brought in special loudspeaker - equipped vans with which they repeatedly ordered the two to surrender. The geurillas, who are believed to be connected with the kidnapping and murder of Israeli Consul-General Ephraim Elrom, broke into the house of the officer, a major, after a clash with two nightwatchmen outside. They held his whole family, but later released the major's wife and ten-year-old son.

    Troops and security men carefully moved into the building, trapping the men and their hostage on the top floor.

    The men later offered to free the girl in exchange for passports and safe conduct out of Turkey.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6LU980IBW9CAMEANAMPTVO3VY
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LU980IBW9CAMEANAMPTVO3VY
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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