One of Turkey's best known trade unionists has been shot dead in Istanbul - another victim of increasing political violence in the country.
SV Bulent Ecevit, Opposition leader and other officials walking form Mosque in Istanbui
CU Coffin being carried by soldiers
SV Family mourners look on as coffin is placed onto carriage (2 shots)
CU Premier Suleyman Demirel and Mr. Ecevit looking on
SV Funeral procession with family mourners walking behind coffin (5 shots)
GV Crowd PAN TO Demirel and Ecevit
GU Bullet holes in car PULL OUT TO broken window
GV Armed soldiers and civilians looking on at police and newsmen surrounding car (2 shots)
CU Dead body of union leader Kemal Turkler on operating table
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Background: One of Turkey's best known trade unionists has been shot dead in Istanbul - another victim of increasing political violence in the country. The killings heightened the tension in Istanbul where funeral ceremonies were taking place for the former Prime Minister, Nihat Erim, who was assassinated on Saturday (19 July).
SYNOPSIS: The State funeral for Mr. Erim in Istanbul was attended by leading government and opposition members. The former Prime Minister was shot near his summer home in Istanbul by four unidentified gunmen. Mr. Erim's bodyguard was also killed, but his wife Kamile, who was with him escaped unharmed. A communist extremist group left a note near Mr. Erim's body claiming responsibility.
Prime Minister Suleyman Demirel and Opposition leader Bulent Ecevit joined family mourners in the funeral procession. After the assassination, Mr. Demirel held an emergency cabinet meeting. When it ended senior government ministers issued a statement condemning the attack and offering condolences to the families of Mr. Erim and his bodyguard. Mr. Ecevit, himself a former Prime Minister, called the murder a direct attack on parliamentary democracy in Turkey.
But the sentiments of Turkey's political leaders went unheeded among rival terrorist groups. Just before the funeral took place violence continued.
Kemal Turkler, one of Turkey's best known left-wing trade unionists, was seen as a blatant reprisal by right-wing terrorists for Mr. Erim's murder.
He was the metalworkers' leader and former head of Turkey's main left-wing union confederation.