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    LESS THAN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS BEFORE THE ATTEMPTED COUP BY COLONEL TALAT AYDEMIR'S SUPPORTERS, THE TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, MR.

  • Description

    LESS THAN FORTY-EIGHT HOURS BEFORE THE ATTEMPTED COUP BY COLONEL TALAT AYDEMIR'S SUPPORTERS, THE TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, MR.INONU, ATTENDED A SPORT DISPLAY IN ANKARA HIPPODROME ON SUNDAY.

    MANY OF THE LEADING FIGURES IN THE GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING DEVDET SUNAY, THE ARMY COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, JOINED HIM IN WATCHING A DISPLAY OF GYMNASTICS, RHYTHMIC EXERCISES AND NATIONAL DANCING.

    IN ANKARA YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY LEADERS DECIDED TO IMPOSE MARTIAL LAW FOR A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY'S LARGER CITIES -- ANKARA, ISTANBUL AND IZMIR.IT IS GENERALLY FELT THAT STRONG MEASURES MUST BE TAKEN AGAINST THE CONSPIRATORS WHO PLOTTED AND ENCOURAGED THE REBELLION OF MILITARY ACADEMY CADETS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT.

    THE UPRISING WAS SUPPORTED BY A NUMBER OF FORMER ARMY OFFICERS WHO WERE FORCED TO RETIRE SHORTLY AFTER THE 1960 REVOLUTION WHEN A MASS PURGE OF MORE THAN 7,000 OFFICERS WAS CARRIED OUT BY A MILITARY JUNTA.

    DEATH IS LIKELY TO BE THE SENTENCE DEMANDED FOR THE FORMER COLONEL AYDEMIR, RINGLEADER OF THE INSURRECTION.HE WAS ALSO THE LEADER OF AN UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT ON FEBRUARY 22 LAST YEAR.AT THAT TIME HE WAS TREATED LENIENTLY, AND MERELY ORDERED TO RESIGN FROM THE ARMY INSTEAD OF HAVING TO FACE CHARGES OF TREASON.

    OFFICIAL REPORTS STATE THAT THE NUMBER OF DEAD TOTALS SEVEN PEOPLE, WHILE THE INJURED NUMBER 23.MR.INONU HAS TOLD THE POPULATION TO REMAIN CALM SINCE THE ARMED FORCES ARE SECURELY IN CONTROL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA87VDY235SZU4A25RZ9FJVFMQO
    Media URN:
    VLVA87VDY235SZU4A25RZ9FJVFMQO
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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