• Short Summary

    MR IZMET INONU, FORMER PRESIDENT OF TURKEY AND LEADER OF THE POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY, ADDRESSED A POLITICAL RALLY IN ISTANBUL JULY 3 TO URGE SUPPORT FOR THE NEWLY-FRAMED TURKISH CONSTITUTION.

  • Description

    MR IZMET INONU, FORMER PRESIDENT OF TURKEY AND LEADER OF THE POWERFUL REPUBLICAN PEOPLE'S PARTY, ADDRESSED A POLITICAL RALLY IN ISTANBUL JULY 3 TO URGE SUPPORT FOR THE NEWLY-FRAMED TURKISH CONSTITUTION. MANY OF THE 50,000 CROWD, WHO PACKED TAXIM SQUARE FOR THE RALLY, CARRIED BANNERS AND PLACARDS PROCLAIMING "EVET" (YES). MR. INONU, AGE 78, BECAME TURKEY'S SECOND PRESIDENT ON THE DEATH OF KEMAL ATATURK IN 1938. HE HELD OFFICE FOR 12 YEARS.

    TURKEY GOES TO THE POLLS JULY 9 TO VOTE IN A REFERENDUM ON THE NEW CONSTITUTION TO REPLACE THAT ABOLISHED AFTER THE COUP D'ETAT ON MAY 1960, WHICH OVERTHREW THE MENDERES REGIME. GENERAL ELECTION -- THE FIRST IN TURKEY SINCE 1957 -- WILL BE HELD NEXT OCTOBER.

    THE NEW CONSTITUTION HAS BEEN DRAFTED WITH THE AIM OF GIVING TURKEY A DEMOCRATIC WAY OF LIFE AND LEAVING NO WAY OPEN TO DICTATORSHIP OR THE UNDEMOCRATIC EXPLOITATION OF THE PEOPLE BY ANY GOVERNMENT.

    MEANWHILE, THE TRIAL OF EX-PRIME MINISTER ADNAN MENDERES, EX-PRESIDENT CELAL BAYAR AND OTHER FORMER OFFICIALS OF THE MENDERES REGIME, IS EXPECTED TO END BY MID-SUMMER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAIVL624I9912PFTJ0ARREDEVP
    Media URN:
    VLVAIVL624I9912PFTJ0ARREDEVP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/07/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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