• Short Summary

    The Turkish ambassador to the United States, Mr.

  • Description

    1.
    Somerville, Boston, USA: SV, SCU Bullet-shattered windscreen of Turkish Consul-General's car with dead man inside. (3 SHOTS)
    0.11

    2.
    SV Sunglasses, jacket and pistols recovered from assassin. (3 SHOTS)
    0.19

    3.
    CU Identikit picture of assassin.
    0.25

    4.
    March 22, 1982: GV, SV Front of bombed import store owned by assassinated man. (2 SHOTS)
    0.32

    5.
    GV, SV Assassinated man's house. (2 SHOTS)
    0.41

    6.
    Washington, USA: GV, SV Turkish ambassador to USA speaking in English. (2 SHOTS)
    1.03

    7.
    Beirut, Lebanon: SCU Spokesman of the Central Committee of the Army for the Liberation of Armenia speaks in English.
    1.27


    TRANSCRIPT: ELEKDAG: (SEQ 6)"It's our impression that these measures (a crackdown) should be expanded and hat position of the United should be much firmer so that these terrorist activities be eradicated in the United States."



    ARMENIAN SECRET ARMY SPOKESMAN: (SEQ 7) "We, the American Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, totally support the execution carried out in Boston yesterday (Wednesday 5 May, 1982) against the Turkish honorary Consul, Orhan Gunduz, which was carried out by the Justice Commandos of the American Genocide."





    Initials JS



    NOTE TO EDITORS: COMMENTARY BY NBC'S LEE MCCARTHY AVAILABLE IF PREFERRED.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The Turkish ambassador to the United States, Mr. Sukru Elekdag, has called for a crackdown on the activities of American terrorists in the United States following the murder of Turkish honorary Consul-General Orhan Gunduz in Boston on Wednesday (5 May). The Consul-General was shot at least nine times as he drove his car the through the Boston suburb of Somerville. A guerrilla group calling itself the Justice Commandos of the Armenian Genocide claimed responsibility. Police said the attack was carried out by a lone gunman using two pistols, a 357 Magnum and a 9 millimetre gun. They also released using two pistols, a 357 Magnum and a 9 millimetre gun. They also release a composite drawing of the killer describing him as about 19 years old with a dark complexion and bushy hair. The murdered man owned an import store which was bombed by an Armenian group in March. In Beirut, an unidentified spokesman for the Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia justified the assassination which was the second killing of a Turkish diplomat in the U.S. this year. Armenian nationalist want an independent state in the Turkish province of Eastern Anatolia. They accuse the Turkish authorities of having massacred 1.5 million Armenians during the First World War.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACUALYKZFS25GCC60M6PAATDF7
    Media URN:
    VLVACUALYKZFS25GCC60M6PAATDF7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/05/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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