• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE COMPLETED HIS FIVE-DAYS VISIT TO TURKEY TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE GENERAL?

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE COMPLETED HIS FIVE-DAYS VISIT TO TURKEY TODAY (WEDNESDAY). THE GENERAL FLEW HOME FROM ANKARA AFTER RECEIVING THE GOLDEN KEYS TO THE CITY AND BEING MADE AN HONORARY CITIZENS OF THE TURKISH CAPITAL.

    THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE TURKISH VISIT WAS YESTERDAY'S (TUESDAY) REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE HIPPRODRIME. GENERAL DE GAULLE WAS GUEST OF HONOUR AT A COLOURFUL PARADE MARKING THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TURKISH REPUBLIC. THE FRENCH LEADER HAD EARLIER GONE TO PARLIAMENT HOUSE IN ANKARA TO CONGRATULATE PRESIDENT CEVDET SUNAY ON THE ANNIVERSARY.

    AS A RESULT OF HIS VISIT, A FRANCE-TURKEY TECHNICAL AND CULTURAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WAS SIGNED BUT IT IS THOUGHT THAT THE GENERAL FAILED TO CONVINCE THE TURKS THEY SHOULD BE MORE INDEPENDENT IN FOREIGN POLICY. THE TURKISH SIDE APPARENTLY REFUSED TO RESPOND TO SUGGESTIONS BY GENERAL DE GAULLE THAT THEY SHOULD MOVE AWAY FROM SUCH ORGANISATIONS AS THE NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANISATION.

    A COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AS THE FRENCH LEADER FLEW TO PARIS SAID LACK OF PROGRESS IN THE MIDDLE EAST SITUATION WAS CAUSING ANXIETY TO BOTH FRANCE AND TURKEY. IT ALSO NOTED THAT THE OCCUPATION OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA BY THE WARSAW PACT NATIONS HAD SERIOUSLY PREJUDICED HOPES FOR A DETENTE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVALNTKXXPRQEYAD0YR8UWL9M14
    Media URN:
    VLVALNTKXXPRQEYAD0YR8UWL9M14
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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