• Short Summary

    Turkey's new House of Representatives, which will serve as a temporary Parliament until the holding of general elections, was opened in Ankara, Jan 6, as the 271 deputies mounted the rostrum one by one, taking an oath to work for "the rule of law, democracy and human rights" and to hand over power in the shortest possible time to a new elected Assembly.

  • Description

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    GV Parliament building
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    2.
    LTV Cavalry and band outside building
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    3.
    SCU Turkish flag hangs from tank gun
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    4.
    SV Gen. Madanoglu and Col. Koksal, National Unity Committee, arrive
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    GV Members pose outside Parliament
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    ANGLE V..PAN DOWN..DITTO
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    SV DITTO
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    RV Members enter Assembly
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    BIG GV..members seated
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    TV ZOOM IN..Gen Ozdilek speaks for Gen Gursel
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    STV ZOOM IN..Members seated, ZOOM in nearer to Inonu
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    SV ZOOM IN..Ismet Inonu
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    13.
    SV Fahri Ozdilek
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    SV Members walk to take oath
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    15.
    SIDE V..Woman deputy takes oath
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    16.
    SV Members seated
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    SIDE V..Deputy takes oath
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    Gv Members seated
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    19.
    EXTERIOR..of building
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    Background: Turkey's new House of Representatives, which will serve as a temporary Parliament until the holding of general elections, was opened in Ankara, Jan 6, as the 271 deputies mounted the rostrum one by one, taking an oath to work for "the rule of law, democracy and human rights" and to hand over power in the shortest possible time to a new elected Assembly.

    The House will act, jointly with the National Unity Committee, the supreme military body which seized power last May, as a legislative and constituent assembly. It is bound by law to transfer power to a civilian administration elected by universal suffrage by October 29.

    General Gursel, the head of state, who had been expected to perform the opening ceremony, was not present, but a message from him was read by his deputy, General Fahri Ozdilek. The message said Turkey's experience of democracy up to the time of the May revolution had failed because "the conditions for its success were not well prepared".

    After the reading of the General's message, the House stood in silence for two minutes in memory of Ataturk. The ceremony was attended by the 23 officers of the National Unity Committee, by official of the administration, the diplomatic corps, and a gallery of spectators.

    Though nominated and not popularly elected, the Assembly will be dominated by members and supporters of the Republican People's Party. The party founded by Ataturk and now led by the veteran Mr. Ismet Inonu.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA98KQVQ91DO1SXJEFE6QGTR9EK
    Media URN:
    VLVA98KQVQ91DO1SXJEFE6QGTR9EK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
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    N/A

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