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Turkey / Coup #512461

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 12, 1980
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(Studio) Mil. coup in Turkey announced; details given. Prime Min. Suleiman Demirel and former prime minister Bulent Ecevit said taken to detention centers; General Kenan Evren noted in charge Films shown.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Istanbul, Turkey) (Audio report) Current situation in Istanbul, Turkey, reported.
REPORTER: Fred Francis

(Studio) Turkey's modern history recalled.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(No location given) Background to Turkey's problems, especially terrorism and economy discussed; films shown. Turkey's proximity to USSR , Syria, Iran and Iraq and its importance to West outlined; Secretary of State Edmund Muskie's visit in June recalled. Mil. government said renewing Turkey's commitment to NATO; Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, mentioned.
REPORTER: James Compton

(Studio) State Department reaction to Turkish coup reported; Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Compton, James;
Francis, Fred

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