CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 15, 1972
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(Studio) United States last year made agreement with Turkey for that country to stop growing poppies which are used in heroin, granting $30 million as compensation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Kirku, Turkey) This 25 Turkey's last opium season. Future poppy fields banned. Farmers who have grown it for generations to sell to government, don't know what they will do when crop is made illegal. Turkish government will use United States $30 million to pay farmers what they would have received from poppy crops for next 5 years Farmers pray to Muslim god to help them find new crop to replace poppy. Turkey is just a beginning to solution of drug problem.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin
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