- Title: TURKEY: TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND ATTEND FUNERAL OF TURKISH WRITER
- Date: 14th January 1995
- Summary: ISTANBUL, TURKEY (JANUARY 14, 1995) 1. GV CROWD OUTSIDE NEWSPAPER OFFICE, BANNERS 0.11 2. GV COFFIN WITH FLOWERS, CROWD GATHERED ROUND 0.18 3. LV/PAN COFFIN BEING CARRIED BY CROWD, CROWD CLAPPING 0.47 4. SLV CROWD WALKING DOWN STREET, ESCORTED BY POLICE. 1.00 5. SV MAN CARRYING PHOTOGRAPH OF WRITER/PAN PEOPLE CHANTING IN STREET (3 SHOTS) 1.14 6. GV CROWD WALKING DOWN STREET HOLDING BANNERS, CLAPPING ESCORTED BY POLICE (3 SHOTS) 1.53 Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Duration: 00:01:53
- Story Text: Over two hundred thousand people on Saturday (January 14) attended the funeral in Istanbul of Onat Kutlar, the Turkish writer and poet injured in a bomb explosion earlier in the week.
Kutlar died as a result of wounds sustained in the attack since claimed to be the responsibility of an Islamic militant group, the Great Eastern Islamic Raiders Front (IBDA-C).
Since the bomb attack at a cafe in Istanbul's five-star Marmara Hotel Kutlar, 59, had been treated at Admiral Bristol Hospital. A 37-year-old tour guide had died on the spot.
Kutlar, a poet and film critic, wrote in Cumhuriyet daily, a leading exponent of secularism, since early 1994.
Bike Gureli, general manager of the Marmara Hotel, earlier told Reuters the bomb had been left in the pocket of a coat hanging behind a refrigerator.
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