• Short Summary

    THERE WERE SCENES OF GREAT EMOTION IN THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT QUARTER OF NICOSIA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), AS THE BODY OF THE TURKISH PILOT -- WHO DIED AFTER PARACHUTING FROM HIS PLANE AND BEING CAPTURED BY GREEK-CYPRIOTS, DURING AN ATTACK ON XEROS -- WAS CARRIED THROUGH THE NARROW, BUT CROWDED STREETS.

  • Description

    THERE WERE SCENES OF GREAT EMOTION IN THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT QUARTER OF NICOSIA YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), AS THE BODY OF THE TURKISH PILOT -- WHO DIED AFTER PARACHUTING FROM HIS PLANE AND BEING CAPTURED BY GREEK-CYPRIOTS, DURING AN ATTACK ON XEROS -- WAS CARRIED THROUGH THE NARROW, BUT CROWDED STREETS.

    TURKISH-CYPRIOT WOMEN WAILED AND SOBBED, AS THE COFFIN -- COVERED WITH THE TURKISH FLAG -- WAS CARRIED IN RELAYS BY SOLDIERS OF THE TURKISH NATIONAL ARMY, TURKISH-CYPRIOT FIGHTERS AND POLICE. ON ITS JOURNEY TO MARTYRS SQUARE, THE COFFIN PASSED THE STATUE OF KEMAL ATATURK (FOUNDER OF MODERN TURKEY). THE COFFIN WAS LOADED INTO A UNITED NATIONS HELICOPTER FOR THE 160-MILE (257 KMS) JOURNEY TO ADANA, ON THE TURKISH COAST. THERE IT WAS TO BE LOADED ON TO A TURKEY AIRFORCE PLANE FOR THE FLIGHT TO A MILITARY AIRBASE NEAR ANKARA.

    (THE FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY IN ISTANBUL. THE EVENT WILL ALSO BE COMMEMORATED BY A MILITARY PARADE IN ANKARA. BEFORE THE BODY LEFT NICOSIA, THE TURKISH-CYPRIOTS CARRIED OUT THEIR OWN POST-MORTEM.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA896FIFP44NONDUW4ZJFEVTWJT
    Media URN:
    VLVA896FIFP44NONDUW4ZJFEVTWJT
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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