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Rossides / Turkey Poppy Crop #218491

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jul 09, 1971
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(Studio) Assistant Treasury Secretary Eugene F. Rossides testifies before House committee on intl. drug traffic.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) [ROSSIDES - says before Turkey ban on poppy crop takes effect, 2 more harvests will be made.] [Representative Benjamin ROSENTHAL - speculates 2 harvests will supply 3-4 years of raw material for heroin.] [ROSSIDES - agrees with Rosenthal statement.] [ROSENTHAL - asks why United States can't get Turkey to initiate immediate ban.] [ROSSIDES - says Turkey has statute requiring 1 year notice.] [ROSENTHAL - asks how much aid United States has given Turkey in past 20 years] [ROSSIDES - says figure approximately $5.7 billion.] [ROSENTHAL - asks why, after giving so much aid, Turkey won't ban poppy crop immediately.] [ROSSIDES - says United States doesn't control Turkey Govt.]
REPORTER: David Schoumacher

Cronkite, Walter;
Schoumacher, David

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