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Turkey / United States Bases / Kissinger #38406

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1975
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(Studio) Turkey to assume command of all United States bases in Turkey except 1 NATO installation. President Ford asked them not to take over bases.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) [Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - says House made unfortunate and sad decision. Trying to urge restraint on Turkish government] 2 hrs. later, Turks sent message with regard to takeover. [Press Secretary Ron NESSEN - says President urges Congress to restore traditional US-Turkey defense relations Prompt action needed.] Congress recesses next Friday
REPORTER: Herbert Kaplow

(Studio) 2 dozen bases in Turkey run by Americans, but legally under Turk rule.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(DC) 23 American bases there. 3 considered major Some used to monitor Soviet communications and troop movements. 7000 American servicemen in Turkey. Will Turks take command and not allow Americans to perform duties?
REPORTER: Frank Tomlinson

Reporter(s):
Kaplow, Herbert;
Smith, Howard K.;
Tomlinson, Frank
Duration:
00:03:50

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