• Short Summary

    General Cemal Gursel, head of the Turkish Government and leader of the successful bloodless revolution at the end of May, paid his first visit to Istanbul since the Revolution.

  • Description

    General Cemal Gursel, head of the Turkish Government and leader of the successful bloodless revolution at the end of May, paid his first visit to Istanbul since the Revolution. As he flew into the airport July 2, the Presidential flag was hoisted, and Istanbul's Military Governor stepped forward to meet him.

    A guard of honour inspection, a short rest in one of the airport rooms, and the General drove off to the city as crowds lining the route cheered and followed along behind the Presidential car.

    Before driving off, a man came forward to give a traditional greeting - a hand-kiss. But General Gursel waved him aside. Kissing the hand of important personages is one of the conventions now banned by the new Government.

    A possible fly in the ointment for Gursel's generally popular Government is the swing back in favour of the ousted Democratic Party reported recently from western Turkey.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACP87G31BEBYDABU3VLD0NI602
    Media URN:
    VLVACP87G31BEBYDABU3VLD0NI602
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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