• Short Summary

    TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TURKS PAID THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE LATE GENERAL RAGIP GUMUSPALA, LEADER OF TURKEY'S MAIN OPPOSITION JUSTICE PARTY, WHO WAS GIVEN A STATE FUNERAL IN ISTANBUL ON TUESDAY (JUNE 9).

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    TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TURKS PAID THEIR LAST RESPECTS TO THE LATE GENERAL RAGIP GUMUSPALA, LEADER OF TURKEY'S MAIN OPPOSITION JUSTICE PARTY, WHO WAS GIVEN A STATE FUNERAL IN ISTANBUL ON TUESDAY (JUNE 9).

    GENERAL GUMUSPALA DIED LAST SATURDAY (JUNE 6), IN ISTANBUL ON THE EVE OF TURKEY'S PARTIAL SENATE ELECTION. THAT DAY HE WAS TO HAVE ADDRESSED A VITAL ELECTION RALLY IN THE CITY.

    THE 67 YEAR OLD FORMER FOUR STAR GENERAL WAS BORN IN 1897, AND AS A YOUTH JOINED THE ARMY. HE SERVED IN THE CAMPAIGN IN GALICIA AND IN THE FIGHTING AGAINST THE BRITISH IN PALESTINE DURING WORLD WAR ONE.

    AN ARDENT FOLLOWER OF KEMAL ATATURK, HE FOUGHT IN THE WAR OF INDEPENDENCE AND FOLLOWING A VARIED MILITARY CAREER ROSE TO GENERAL IN 1955. THREE YEARS LATER HE WAS APPOINTED COMMANDER OF TURKEY'S THIRD ARMY.

    ALWAYS ACTIVE IN THE POLITICAL FIELD, HE WAS APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF AFTER THE REVOLUTION IN 1960, BUT WAS RETIRED A FEW MONTHS AFTERWARDS. IN 1961, HE RALLIED THE SUPPORTERS OF THE EXECUTED PRIME MINISTER, MR. MENDERES, AND, FORMED THE JUSTICE "ADALET" PARTY.

    RESPECTED FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE STATE AND HIS POLITICAL CONVICTIONS, HIS SUDDEN DEATH BROUGHT MANY TRIBUTES FROM ALL SECTIONS OF TURKEY'S POLITICAL LIFE AND FROM HIS SUPPORTERS THROUGHOUT EVERY SECTION OF THE COUNTRY'S POPULATION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAPK1YHMSXKRP90RCDIVDCL8J
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPK1YHMSXKRP90RCDIVDCL8J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1964
    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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