• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE ARRIVED IN ANKARA ON FRIDAY FOR A SIX-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO TURKEY.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT DE GAULLE OF FRANCE ARRIVED IN ANKARA ON FRIDAY FOR A SIX-DAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO TURKEY.PRESENT TO WELCOME HIM AT THE AIRPORT WERE PRESIDENT CEVDET SUNAY OF TURKEY, PRIME MINISTER SULEYMAN DEMIREL AND OTHER OFFICIALS. AFTER DRIVING THROUGH ANKARA, AND BEING GREETED BY LARGE CROWDS, PRESIDENT DE GAULLE LAID A WREATH ON THE TOMB OF KEMAL ATATURK, THE FOUNDER OF MODERN TURKEY.

    LARGE CROWDS WERE IN THE STREETS TO WELCOME PRESIDENT DE GAULLE. FRENCH AND TURKISH FLAGS WERE DISPLAYED EVERYWHERE. THE RECENT CZECHOSLOVAK EVENTS, THE MIDDLE EAST SITUATION, AND TURKISH IMMIGRATION TO FRANCE ARE THE MAIN TOPICS OF DISCUSSION BETWEEN GENERAL DE GAULLE AND THE TURKISH LEADERS. PRESIDENT DE GAULLE IS ACCOMPANIED BY HIS WIFE AND THE FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTER, MICEL DEBRE.

    THIS IS THE FIRST VISIT TOT TURKEY BY A FRENCH HEAD OF STATE, IT COINCIDES WITH TURKEY'S NATIONAL DAY ON 29 OCTOBER. NO EFFORTS HAVE BEEN SPARED TO MAKE THE OCCASION A MEMORABLE ONE. WHEN HE VISITED THE TOMB OF KEMAL ATATURK, GENERAL DE GAULLE WROTE IN THE BOOK OF HONOUR: "OFF ALL GLORIES ATATURK ATTAINED THE GREATEST, THAT OF NATIONAL RENEWAL."
    DURING THE STATE VISIT, OFFICIALS OF BOTH COUNTRIES ARE DISCUSSING POSSIBLE FIELDS OF FUTURE COOPERATION. TURKEY IS BELIEVED TO WANT FRANCE TO BUILD ANOTHER FRENCH HIGH SCHOOL AND STAFF IT WITH TEACHERS. THE TURKISH MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE WANTS FRENCH HELP WITH LIVESTOCK PROBLEMS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAM6CY3WQ0HFDBEX1JQIBXM76C
    Media URN:
    VLVAM6CY3WQ0HFDBEX1JQIBXM76C
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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