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    WHEN TURKISH VOTERS GO TO THE POLLS ON SUNDAY (10TH OCTOBER), NEW PARTY - THE TURKISH LABOUR PARTY - WILL BE CONTESTING THE 450 SEATS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.

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    THE CROWD AND VARIOUS BANNERS; AND THE THREE MAIN SPEAKERS: SADEN AREN (ONE OF THE CANDIDATES), THE PARTY'S FOUNDER KEMAL NEBIOGLU, AND THE PARTY'S LEADER MEHMET AL AYBAR.




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    Background: WHEN TURKISH VOTERS GO TO THE POLLS ON SUNDAY (10TH OCTOBER), NEW PARTY - THE TURKISH LABOUR PARTY - WILL BE CONTESTING THE 450 SEATS IN THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY.THE PARTY IS THE FIRST OPENLY LEFTIST PARTY TO BE ALLOWED TO CANVASS VOTERS, BUT MANY OBSERVERS THINK IT IS NOT LIKELY TO WIN MORE THAN 15 SEATS.

    LAST SUNDAY (3RD OCTOBER) THE LABOUR PARTY HELD A MASS OPEN AIR RALLY IN TAKSIM SQUARE, ISTANBUL, ALTHOUGH THE MEETING WAS WELL ATTENDED, THERE WAS NO SIGN OF ELECTION FEVER.INDEED THE ENTIRE CAMPAIGN, IN WHICH SIX PARTIES HAVE BEEN PUTTING FORWARD THEIR PROGRAMMES; HAS BEEN MARKED BY AN UNUSUALLY CALM ATMOSPHERE.

    THE NEW PARTY HAS COME OUT FOR THE NATIONALISATION OF ALL BASIC INDUSTRIES, BUT IN TURKEY, EVER SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE REPUBLIC UNDER ATATURK, THERE HAS BEEN A STRONG TRADITION OF STATE INFLUENCE IN INDUSTRY.

    (MAIN INTEREST IN THE OVERALL CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN CENTERED ON THE FACT THAT THE SON OF THE FORMER TURKISH MINISTER, MR MENDERES, EXECUTED AFTER THE COUP IN 1960, IS ONE OF THE CANDIDATES.ANOTHER CONTROVERSIAL CANDIDATE IS THE DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT BAYAR - ALSO OVERTHROWN BY THE COUP.BOTH REPRESENT THE JUSTICE PARTY - THE MAIN PARTY IN THE PRESENT FOUR-PARTY GOVERNMENT COALITION.THE JUSTICE PARTY IS GENERALLY ACCEPTED TO BE THE CONTINUATION OF THE FORMER MENDERES DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    THE OTHER MAIN PARTY - THE REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY - IS LED BY THE FORMER PRIME MINISTER, THE 82-YEAR-OLD MR INOND.HE FIRST BECAME PRIME MINISTER UNDER ATATURK IN 1923.SOME OBSERVERS FEEL HIS RESIGNATION EARLIER THIS YEAR, WAS TACTICAL MOVE IN ORDER TO ALLOW TIME FOR THE FOUR-PARTY COALITION TO EARN ELECTORAL UNPOPULARITY BEFORE THE ELECTIONS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF4HZ7CSI0U9S929QIHBGSATBA
    Media URN:
    VLVAF4HZ7CSI0U9S929QIHBGSATBA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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