A Turkish delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Ilter Turkmen, has been on a official visit to the Soviet Union.
1. SV INTERIOR Group through doorway: Turkish Foreign Minister Ilter Turkmen at left; Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko in middle 0.10
2. SV Soviet and Turkish delegations moving to conference table and seating themselves 0.26
3. SV Gromyko and Soviet group PULL BACK TO GV PAN LEFT TO Turkish delegation 0.40
4. SV Soviet delegation 0.45
5. SCU Turkmen and Turkish delegation PULL BACK TO GV (2 shots) 1.05
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Background: MOSCOW, USSR
A Turkish delegation, headed by Foreign Minister Ilter Turkmen, has been on a official visit to the Soviet Union. The visit, that began on November 28, was Mr. Turkmen's third attempt in the last 12 months to achieve the trip. Earlier this year, illness blocked him. Then, in August, he had to postpone a planned visit when Soviet border guards shot dead two Turkish soldiers on their joint frontier. Mr. Turkmen said the border incident had been put behind his government. He believed his two-day visit showed that Turkey, a member of NATO, and the Soviet Union, wanted to be good neighbours. He said the visit gave him a chance to exchange views on international affairs following the death of President Leonid Brezhnev, and to review bilateral ties. On November 29, his delegation met with a Soviet team headed by Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. Reuters news agency said reasonably good relations between the two countries had deteriorated in recent years through the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan and the year-old imposition of martial law in Poland.
Source: SOVIET TELEVISION