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Turkish Arms Embargo Repeal / Senate #499878

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 25, 1978
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(Studio) Senate vote to end Turkish arms embargo noted; provision in measure for aid only if Greece and Turkey make efforts to settle Cyprus dispute stated. Necessary House approval mentioned.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Arms embargo repeal noted as amendment to foreign military assistance bill. Details given about embargo, enacted when Turkey used American weapons to invade Cyprus in 1974, and Turkey's closure of American bases there and threats to withdraw from NATO. Objections of Senator Bob Dole and others to repeal and compromise offered by majority leader Robert Byrd and Senators George McGovern and Lloyd Bentsen detailed. Upcoming debate on amendment to repeal economy sanctions against Rhodesia for rest of year, which Carter admin. opposes, mentioned.
REPORTER: Jessica Savitch Artist: Betty Wells

Brinkley, David;
Savitch, Jessica

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