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    Thousands of mourners filed past the body of Mr. Ismet Inonu, the Turkish statesmen, as?

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    Thousands of mourners filed past the body of Mr. Ismet Inonu, the Turkish statesmen, as he lay in state in the capital, Ankara, on Thursday (December 27).

    Mr. Inoun -- a former President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Commander in Chief -- died on Tuesday at the age of 89. His career stretched back to the days of the Ottoman Empire, and he succeeded the founder of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk, as President.

    Small, frail and partly deaf, Mr. Inonu will go down in history as the man who carried out Ataturk's reforms, and helped transform Turkey from a backward Sultanate into a modern secular state.

    Soldiers lined the streets of Ankara as the coffin was brought from Mr. Inonu's home to the National Assembly building. The country was in mourning for the third day; flags flew at half-mast, radio stations played somber music and all entertainment houses were closed.

    Massages of condolence continued to pour in from all over the world in praise of the man known to the Turks simply as the "Pasha" (General)
    Mr. Inonu was to be buried alongside Kemal Ataturk, on Friday.

    SYNOPSIS: The body of the Turkish statesmen, Mr. Ismet Inonu, was taken from his home to lie in state in the capital, Ankara on Thursday. Mr. Inonu died on Tuesday at the age of eighty nine. His career stretched back to the days of the Ottoman Empire, and he held the offices of President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Commander in Chief.

    Mr. Inonu was Turkey's second President, succeeding Kemal Ataturk, the founds of modern Turkey. Small, frail and partly deaf, Mr. Inonu will go down in history as the man who carried out Ataturk's reforms, and helped transform Turkey from a backward Sultanate into a modern secular state. Thousands of people lined the streets as the coffin was brought to the National Assembly building.

    The country was in official mourning for the third day. Flags flew at half mast, radio stations played somber music, and all places of entertainment were closed. Thousands of Turks paid their last respects to the man known simply as the "Pasha" -- the General -- before he was buried alongside Kemal Ataturk.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZBR20WKZ2T72TEC4B5TB333Q
    Media URN:
    VLVADZBR20WKZ2T72TEC4B5TB333Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/12/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    /
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    N/A

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