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US-Turkey / Demirel / Inan / Cong. #38562

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 31, 1975
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(Studio) President Ford meets with Premier of Turkey.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Helsinki, Finland) Premier Suleyman Demirel offered $50 million military aid to reopen United States bases in Turkey. Demirel rejects offer because Turkey should be able to buy weapons not accept them as gifts. [DEMIREL - says all activity ceased now, but we'll see.] [Secretary of State Henry KISSINGER - says Turkey will be 1 to decide how far to go in eroding relations Conflict of Greece-Turkey disaster for them and West allies.] Kissinger says Congress action hurt Cyprus negotiations and United States national security; says situation recoverable if Congress reverses action.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel

(Studio) Some Turks think things will never be same.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Ankara, Turkey) Only unimportant bases unaffected by order. [Chairperson Turkish Senate Foreign Relations Committee Kamulan INAN - says doesn't see how United States can keep allies and friends if Congress answers to pressure group. Lesson is for whole free world.] Inan feels talks will result in no United States bases in Turkey except for NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) involvement.
REPORTER: Jerry King

(Studio) Looks impossible for Congress to pass aid to Turkey bill before adjournment.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jarriel, Tom;
King, Jerry;
Reasoner, Harry;
Smith, Howard K.

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