• Short Summary

    Turkey's Interior Minster, Irfan Ozaydinli has resigned in the wake of the riots in late December, which claimed one hundred lives in the south eastern city of Kahraman Maras.

  • Description

    Turkey's Interior Minster, Irfan Ozaydinli has resigned in the wake of the riots in late December, which claimed one hundred lives in the south eastern city of Kahraman Maras. Mr Ozaydinli who was in charge of all police and paramilitary forces was sharply criticised by conservative and opposition parties in parliament for his handling of the clashes between the Sunni and Shi'ite moslem sects. Reuters says Mr Ozaydinli's resignation was expected and is unlikely to cause a political crisis for Prime Minster, Bulen Ecevit.

    SYNOPSIS: Meanwhile Mr Ecevit has been meeting with his military chiefs to discuss the effectiveness of marital law in thirteen of Turkey's sixty-seven provinces. Under marital law, military commanders are allowed to make arrests and search homes without a warrant; censor the media and ban strikes and political rallies.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9B3NYFZJN5YYZF1QUFT6IH689
    Media URN:
    VLVA9B3NYFZJN5YYZF1QUFT6IH689
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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