• Short Summary

    Turkey's long search for a government ended on Sunday (27 January) when the new cabinet met for the first time in Ankara.

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    Turkey's long search for a government ended on Sunday (27 January) when the new cabinet met for the first time in Ankara.

    Mr. Bulent Ecevit's Republican People's Party won the Turkish General Election over three months ago, but political manoeuvring and argument has followed over since. The Republican People's Party had such a small majority over the former ruling Conservative Justice Party that they had to form a coalition.

    Mr. Ecevit's radical party finally made an agreement with the small conservative National Salvation Party on Friday (25 January). The new coalition Government has a majority of only seven in the 450 seat National Assembly and many political observers think it will have trouble holding power for more than six months.

    The new government is the most radical in the 50 years of the Turkish Republic. Mr. Ecevit is Prime Ministers and the Islamic national Salvation Party's leader Mr. Necmettin Erbakan, Deputy Prime Minister.

    Republican People's Party members hold 18 of the 25 Cabinet posts but the N.S.P.'s Mr. Ogishan Oallturk is Minister of the Interior -- responsible for the police and appointing the powerful provincial governors.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACGBEWJXI7WMGDT3R2TZMVEGVD
    Media URN:
    VLVACGBEWJXI7WMGDT3R2TZMVEGVD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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