• Short Summary

    A GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN TURKEY ON OCTOBER 15 - EXACTLY ONE MONTH AFTER THE END OF THE YASSIADA TRIALS - AND THE FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES CONCERNED ARE CONDUCTING VIGOROUS CAMPAIGNS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

  • Description

    A GENERAL ELECTION WILL BE HELD IN TURKEY ON OCTOBER 15 - EXACTLY ONE MONTH AFTER THE END OF THE YASSIADA TRIALS - AND THE FIVE POLITICAL PARTIES CONCERNED ARE CONDUCTING VIGOROUS CAMPAIGNS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.ONE EXAMPLE OF THE CURRENT ELECTION FEVER WAS APPARENT AT IZMIR OCTOBER 2 WHEN A VAST CROWD GATHERED TO HEAR A FIGHTING SPEECH FROM THE LEADER OF THE JUSTICE PARTY (AP), GENERAL RAGIP GUMUSPALA.

    THE JUSTICE PARTY CLAIMS THAT RECENTLY MANY MEMBERS OF OTHER PARTIES RESIGNED AND JOINED THE AP. IT IS SAID THAT THEY DID SO BECAUSE OF INTERNAL CONFLICTS, THEIR HATRED FOR THE OLD PARTISAN IDEOLOGY, AND THE FACT THAT THEY ARE IMPRESSED WITH THE PART THE AP IS PLAYING IN UNIFICATION.

    DURING THE CAMPAIGN THE FIVE PARTIES - THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY, THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PEASANT PARTY, THE NEW TURKEY PARTY, THE NATIONAL FREEDOM PARTY AND THE JUSTICE [PARTY - HAVE PLEDGED THEMSELVES TO CONTINUE WITH THE REFORMS - PLANNED BY ATATURK - TO RESIST ALL TENDENCIES TOWARDS EXTREME LEFT AND RIGHT; TO REFRAIN FROM ATTACKING EACH OTHER AND TO OBSERVE A POLICY OF NEUTRALITY.

    IT IS TURKEY'S FIRST GENERAL ELECTION SINCE THE REVOLUTION BY THE ARMED FORCES WHICH OVERTHREW THE MENDERES GOVERNMENT FOURTEEN MONTHS AGO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADSPRHX37RZTEDQLYXZ75WQKEB
    Media URN:
    VLVADSPRHX37RZTEDQLYXZ75WQKEB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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