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Special Segment (The Turkish Problem) #505414

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 25, 1979
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(Studio) Turkey and its problems featured.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Istanbul, Turkey) United States site for monitoring USSR intercontinental ballistic missile activity shown, described Turkey's closing of such sites in 1975, when United States imposed arms embargo against Turkey, following Turkey's invasion of Cyprus, recalled. Reopening last October noted. Loss of United States military bases in Iran said increase imp. of base in Turkey, for which Turkey demands $ billions in economy and military aid. Turkish economy said bad. Oil said chief economic problem for Turkey. Bulent Ecevit said desirous of closer United States connection, blocked, he says, by Greek lobby in Congress [ECEVIT - speaks of lobby. Turkish military described. Moslem religion of country noted. Ecevit said scornful of Iran-like revolution in Turkey [ECEVIT - speaks of religion of pols.] Pol. terrorism and Turkey's role in NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) noted. Turkey said wanting United States partnership.
REPORTER: John Palmer

Chancellor, John;
Palmer, John

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