• Short Summary

    Turkey's veteran parliamentarian, 70-year-old Suat Hayri Urguplu, named on Saturday (29 April) as the country's now Prime Minister, was making a strong effort on Monday (1 May) to form a new governments as quickly as possible.

  • Description

    Turkey's veteran parliamentarian, 70-year-old Suat Hayri Urguplu, named on Saturday (29 April) as the country's now Prime Minister, was making a strong effort on Monday (1 May) to form a new governments as quickly as possible. Mr. Urguplu was named to the post by Turkish President Cevdet Sunay in a bid to hold together the nation's parliamentary system.

    On Monday, the new Prime Minister met with lading politicians in Ankara in his effort to form a government. Among those he met was the leader of the Republican Peoples Party, Mr. Inonu.

    Mr. Urguplu was called in to form a new government to replace Dr. Nihat Erim's cabinet. Dr. Erim had resigned twelve days earlier when the major political parties refused to grant his government powers of decree to deal with the new extremism and push through reforms demanded by the military.

    Mr. Urguplu, an independent senator, became Turkey's third Prime Minister in less than 14 months of turbulent political activity.

    Mr. Urguplu held the premiership briefly once before, in 1965. Then, it was at the head of a coalition of four parties, and he faces a similar task now in securing a consensus from the rival parliamentary parties to implement his legislative programme.

    On Monday, he was asked by a VISNEWS reporter about his views of the country's new government, but declined to make a statement at the time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA93AK5FKWO2P5Y9V2SUH341GGT
    Media URN:
    VLVA93AK5FKWO2P5Y9V2SUH341GGT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/05/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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