• Short Summary

    On the island of Cyprus, where any and all festivals are now turned into political demonstrations for unity with Greece, or for partition, or for some other territorial arrangement, the Turkish Youth and Sports Day had a focal slogan------- "Death or Partition".

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    S.V. Turkish youth etc., carry flags at head of procession.


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    C.U. Two youths carry large plaque of Kemal Ataturk.


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    S.V. Girls in traditional dress.


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    S.V. Youth in traditional dress.


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    S.Top V. Flags in procession.


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    S.C.U. Girls dressed for gymnastic display - past camera.


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    S.C.U. Youths ditto.


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    L.V. Ditto.


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    C.U. Member of the Community making speech.


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    S.V. Audience applaud.


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    S.V. Members of youth band in traditional dress.


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    S.V. Pipe and drum band playing.


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    L.V. Men perform traditional dance.


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    S.V. Audience applaud.


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    Side V. Band playing.


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    S.C.U. Dancers.


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    L.V. Dancers.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: On the island of Cyprus, where any and all festivals are now turned into political demonstrations for unity with Greece, or for partition, or for some other territorial arrangement, the Turkish Youth and Sports Day had a focal slogan------- "Death or Partition".

    This anniversary, which is celebrated on May 19th, commemorates the 1919 uprising, led by Kemal Ataturk, which resulted in the modern Turkish Republic.

    The festivities include marches and processions, with the Turkish people wearing traditional costumes, dances, poetic orations, gymnastics and speeches by notable members of the community.

    Throughout the island the Turkish minority celebrated the occasion in true style, the main activities being in the town of Nicosia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEEYW2UJWKXEY1ZTOAYCBT5KC
    Media URN:
    VLVADEEYW2UJWKXEY1ZTOAYCBT5KC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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