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.
GV Plane arrives at Yesilkoy airport.
CU Presidential flag raised.
SV General Gursel leaving plane and is welcomed by Brig.-Gen. Tulga.
AS Crowd on control tower.
SCU PAN.. General reviewing guard of honour.
SV Crowd of men in truck with pictures of General.
SCU General shakes hands with officers.
SV Walks towards, surrounded by other men and officers.
CU General is surrounded, shaking hands with men.
SV General gets into car.
CU PAN.. Car drives away with General.
GV Crowds at airport.
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Background: 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.