ABC Evening News for Friday, Apr 12, 1974
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(Studio) Congress Charles Rangel of New York accuses Nixon administration of not pressing Turkey to continue its ban on opium production because of Turkey's strategic importance. This will boost heroin business.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Afyon, Turkey) This town produces opium Turkey will not give up its best cash crop to help United States combat its drug problem. [Reporter Ozgen ACAR says Turkey cannot substitute any other crop to replace opium. Only poppy can grow on much of Turkish soil.] Ban will probably be lifted.
REPORTER: Hilary Brown
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