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    A SOVIET PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION, LED BY PRESIDIUM MEMBER MR. NIKOLAI PODGORNY, FLEW INTO ANKARA ON?

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    A SOVIET PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION, LED BY PRESIDIUM MEMBER MR. NIKOLAI PODGORNY, FLEW INTO ANKARA ON MONDAY AT THE INVITATION OF THE TURKISH GOVERNMENT. MR. PODGORNY'S SUBSEQUENT SPEECH TO THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT CAUSED ANGRY SCENES AND SEVERAL DEPUTIES LEFT THE CHAMBER.

    THE VISIT OF THE SOVIET DELEGATION, WHICH ENDS NEXT WEDNESDAY, IS IN RETURN FOR A TURKISH PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION WHICH VISITED THE SOVIET UNION LAST YEAR.

    YESTERDAY MR. PODGORNY CONFERRED WITH MR. INONU, THE TURKISH PRIME MINISTER, THE DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, AND THE FOREIGN MINISTER, ON THE FUTURE OF TURCO-SOVIET RELATIONS BEFORE ADDRESSING THE TURKISH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

    OBJECTIONS WERE RAISED THAT MR. PODGORNY, WHO IS SECRETARY OF THE SOVIET COMMUNIST PARTY, COULD NOT ADDRESS THE ASSEMBLY, BUT THESE WERE OVER-RULED AFTER A VOTE. WHEN MR. PODGORNY DID ADDRESS THE ASSEMBLY THERE WERE ANGRY SCENES WITH DEPUTIES SHOUTING: "WHAT ABOUT STALIN" WHEN THE SOVIET VISITOR WAS REFERRING TO THE FRIENDLY RELATIONS BETWEEN THE SOVIET UNION AND TURKEY.

    DURING HIS SPEECH, MR. PODGORNY REAFFIRMED THAT THE SOVIET UNION WISHED TO IMPROVE ECONOMIC RELATIONS WITH TURKEY AND WAS TAKING NEW STEPS TO REBUILD THEIR FRIENDSHIP. HE SAID RUSSIA FAVOURED AND INDEPENDENT CYPRUS AND ADDED THAT THE ISSUE COULD NOT BE SOLVED BY OUTSIDE INTERFERENCE, ESPECIALLY MILITARY.

    HE ALLEGED THAT NATO WAS HINDERING THE PEACEFUL EFFORTS OF THE SOVIET UNION AND DEMANDED THAT NUCLEAR WEAPONS BE DESTROYED, FOREIGN BASES REDUCED, AND DEFENCE BUDGETS CUT.

    IMMEDIATELY AFTER HE LEFT THE SPEAKER'S PLATFORM, 15 DEPUTIES TABLED A WRITTEN MOTION DEMANDING THAT MR. PODGORNY'S SPEECH SHOULD NOT BE PUBLISHED IN THE TURKISH PRESS OR BROADCAST AS IT WAS "COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA".

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEI9UMP2ZD17T7BQ9S6HTG84X3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEI9UMP2ZD17T7BQ9S6HTG84X3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/01/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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