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Turkey / Coup #272751

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1980
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(Studio) Mil. coup in Turkey, include arrest of Prime Min. Suleiman Demirel and other officials, reported Mil. chief of staff, General Kenan Evren, reported leading coup; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Istanbul, Turkey) (Audio report) Current conditions in Istanbul outlined; film shown. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, considered father of modern Turkey, mentioned.
REPORTER: Martha Teichner

(London, England) Demirel and others noted taken into custody; halt to all pol. activity reported Scope of terrorism in Turkey leading to coup recalled; films shown, details given. Turkey's importance to West noted coming in its proximity to USSR and Iran; NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) maneuvers mentioned taking place in west Turkey at time of coup. Role of Turkish economy in its political instability discussed.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) State Department, Tass and "Le Monde" reaction to coup outlined.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Teichner, Martha

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