The International Monetary Fund released 92 million dollars in credits to Turkey on Monday (29 September) -- it was the Fund's first gesture of support for the military regime which took power on September the 12th.
GV Crowds are vehicles in street in Ankara, Turkey moving around parcel bomb.
SV Parcel bomb with writing on sides PAN TO onlookers. (2 SHOTS)
TOP VIEW Policemen near bomb moving back onlookers.
GV & SVs Soldiers in Ankara street.
GV Armoured vehicle at junction.
GV Soldiers on corner.
SV Soldier PAN TO soldier manning machine gun on armoured vehicle.
GV Armoured vehicle in background as crowds cross street.
GV Bus parked beside armoured vehicle.
GV Soldiers in street with passers- by.
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Background: The International Monetary Fund released 92 million dollars in credits to Turkey on Monday (29 September) -- it was the Fund's first gesture of support for the military regime which took power on September the 12th. In Turkey itself, a strict military clampdown remains in force, although left wing extremists were able to place a parcel bomb in a street in the capital, Ankara.
SYNOPSIS: The parcel bomb was placed in one of Ankara's busiest shopping streets last weekend (27,28 September).
The words on the parcel read -- "martial law will not work, neither will the junta". It was believed to be the work of the revolutionary Dev Yol faction. It's believed the group was making the point that it didn't intend to give up underground activity in spite of the coup.
As part of the military crackdown ordered by the five-man National Security Council headed by General Evren incidents like the planting of the bomb are not reported in the press.
The military presence, three weeks after the coup, is still heavy and the troops apparently have been following a shoot-to-kill policy in dealing with violence. Eight people described as terrorists died in clashes with the military last week. There is no word yet of the likely fate of the four leading politicians still held by the junta.