• Short Summary

    OCTOBER 8 ... WITH ONLY SEVEN DAYS TO GO BEFORE GENERAL ELECTION DAY, THE FIVE?

  • Description

    OCTOBER 8 ... WITH ONLY SEVEN DAYS TO GO BEFORE GENERAL ELECTION DAY, THE FIVE MAIN POLITICAL PARTIES IN TURKEY SPEED UP THEIR CAMPAIGNS. AS ELECTION 'FEVER' GROWS MANY THOUSANDS ATTEND VAST RALLIES THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

    IN ISTANBUL, THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS LISTENED TO FIGHTING SPEECHES BY DR AHMET OGUZ, SPOKESMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PEASANT PARTY; MRS GURLER, PRESIDENT OF THE WOMEN'S BRANCH OF THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY; MR ALICAN, LEADER OF THE NEW TURKISH PARTY, AND MANY OTHERS.

    CLASHES WERE RECENTLY REPORTED FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY: SUPPORTERS OF THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY FOUGHT A PITCHED BATTLE AT ZILE - TWENTY-EIGHT PEOPLE WERE INJURED, SOME SERIOUSLY. THEN EIGHT MEMBERS OF THE NEWLY-FORMED JUSTICE PARTY WERE ARRESTED AFTER THEY HAD ERECTED REPLICAS OF GALLOWS IN A MAIN STREET AS A GRIM REMINDER OF THE RECENT EXECUTION OF MR MENDERES, THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER.

    IT IS TURKEY'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION SINCE THE REVOLUTION BY THE ARMED FORCES WHICH OVERTHREW THE MENDERES GOVERNMENT FOURTEEN MONTHS AGO. THE FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES CONCERNED ARE THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY; THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PEASANT PARTY, THE NEW TURKISH PARTY; THE NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY AND THE JUSTICE PARTY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9JF3SSWR4FBPJ2ZOMM5U40IB4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JF3SSWR4FBPJ2ZOMM5U40IB4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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