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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ___ Ihurlday, April 27, 1975 THE IFTHBR1DCE HERAIO 33 People's Liberation Army member claims in diary Turkish guerrillas are described, By KAU'll JOSEPH C'P Correspondent TflllllAN (CP) "Wo must bo the sloppiest guerril- las in the wrote a member of Die self-styled Turkish Pi-oplc's Liberation Army in iiis diary while lie and members of. his group were trying to get away from troops hunting them in the eastern Anatolian mountains last year. Passages from the diary of Haci Haji) Tonak were read during his trial with other guerrillas at an Ankara military court after iiis arrest. Mobility is the guerrilla's most important weapon." ho WTOte in a moment of seU-cx- amination, "but we are not even as mobile as gypsies. s "We are ignorant of the area. The friends directing Uic group are very good at tlicir jobs." Tonak, [i 20-ycar-okl former student at a teacher's school who was sucked inly the fiery Turkish urban pmrrilla move- ment, is one of the 17 persons who were sentenced tt> death by the court alonft with Dcniz Gezmis last October. Whether the sentence's are uUimatcly to he carried out has become a subject of intense political controversy. Indeed, fear that (hrcc top guerrillas, CJc'xmis, Yusuf Asian and [lusoyin Inan. were about to dip led to Ihe dramatic kidnapping and ultimate death of three inno- cent foreign technicians, one Science ministry flooded with applications for jobs Herald Ottawa Ilureail OTTAWA The new ministry for science and technology has been flooded with applications Eor a limiled number of posi- tions of science advisers. To be more exact, there have been some applications re- ceived in a perioci of about three weeks. At most, there will be SO positions. The federal government ran a scries of advertisements for the positions in the lay and scien- tific press last month. Salaries for the various posi- tions range from StO.OM to slightly more than The task of selecting 20 to 30 scientists from amongst this overwhelming response is itself an overwhelming task, accord- ing to one ministry official. To make thhigs even many if not most of the scien- tists have provided '.cngthy bi- ographical background material with their applications. All of it must be read before the selec- tion can be near to beginning. Then there is the task of indi- vidually interviewing the appli- cants. The science advisers will be responsible for such tasks as performing studies and develop- ing guidelines for federal re- search and development in var- ious areas inside and oulside government. Some advisers will be respon- sible for Canada's growing num- ber of science attaches, who ob- serve scienlific activities other countries for Canada. Others will be responsible for developing information systems on knowledge, manpower and research projects in Canada. Tiie science ministry has al- ready decided that it wants some positions filled by scien- tists from outside tlic public service, and some of these posi- tions filled on a temporary basis only. The ministry wants a continu- oils intermixing of government and non-government science ad- visers within, and a flow of sci- entists to and from the ministry from industry and university. One senior official explained that he hopes this will increase communication between the ministry and the scientific com- munity outside Canadian and two British, and the end nf nine guerrillas in the March :u Shootout at Ki- 7lidere. HAD VILTOHIKS Tonak's ''sloppiest guerril- las'' tag not have been more thoroughly borne out by thn incident. 'Hie Turkish urban gnerrill.) movement, has turned out to lie tho most inept in the Middle East, and pitied against the strong professional Turkish army, also one of the est. The guerrillas have suc- ceeded in absolutely none of the objectives they set them- selves. Considering that their total number was probably no more than 500 at their strong- est moment, they appear to have had little chance from the beginning. Starting out originally as a group of student activists call- ing themselves the Revolu- tionary Youth Movement, or Dev-Genc in Turkish, they ap-. pear in retrospect to brtve been more successful as agi- t a t o r s than as guerrillas, making sufficient noise on the. campuses from onward to attract world attention. Gezmis first appeared on the scene sporting a Castro beard as a 21-year-old student of the Istanbul Law School. He was not immediately iden- tified as a potential terrorist, but police noliccil students were beginning to arm tbiMu- selves with deadly weapons about this time. On Dec. 1070, the first real "guerrilla" action began when two policemen guarding the American Embassy in An- kara were shot down by uni- dentified youths rushing past in a car. The policemen es- caped with their lives, but on .Ian. U last year an Ankara bank was robbed nt Turkish liras (about bj youthful-looking bandits. Another bank robbery on the same lines followed shortly afterward, and Gezmis was I spotted as the leader of the gang responsible in both cases. The temporary success of the bank robberies led tho guerrillas on to Tupamaro- style kidnappings of U.S. air- men stationed in Turkey. The first, taken on Feb. 21, was released after he was found to be a Negro. For the next four, however, the terrorists de- manded a ransom of They never got the money as they abandoned the airmen and fled in panic when they thought police had sniffed them out. It was during this kidnap- ping incident that they first publicly styled themselves Ilia "Turkish People's Liberation in the ransom note handed in to the official Ana- tolian news agency. In tho uotc they also claimed respon- silnliiy for Ihe hank robberies anrl a" whole string of previous incidents. IMIKMIKK OtSTICI) Tlu- military now moved, ousting Premier Suleyinan Domirel eight days alter tlio kidnapping and arresting Gez- mis ami Asian six dnys later. A cell, in Istanbul, led by Mahir Cayan and Cihnn Alp- iiia. The terrorist who came out alive from Klzildcre, Ergutrul Kurlui, was at one time presi- dent of Dev-Genc while Alp- tekin was With Gezmis. Asian and com- pany. Ihh seems to lake care- of I lie top ip of I hi.1 I guerrilla organization, hut it is probably too early (n say whether the Liberalion Army, which grew out of Dev-Gciir, 1ms been crushed. Evidently, the Turkish gov- ernment is taking no chances, and lias put special guards on other teclm1c.il personnel In I he country, Though a total of aiiout guerrillas have been put on trial, Prime Minister Nihril Krirn, who subsequently resigned, lias indicated that 200 may sfiJl be on the run, hal is surprising is that a group .so small, composed of youths with a'i jiveri'.ge age ot aljout 21, could have suo I'ceucrl in making so much trouble. That It's the real thing. Danes mad at Canada COPENHAGEN fHeuterl Danish fishermen are unhappy ahout the Canadian govern- ment's decision to ban commer- cial salmon fishing in New Brunswick and the Port aux Basques area of Newfoundland. arc thoroughly dissatis- fied at this kind of intervention in international Knucl Soerensen, chairman of tlic Danish Fishermen's Federation, SRid Tuesday. Hut lie said it was a comple- ment to the Danes if tlie Cana- dian government was really tak- ing the action because it feared Danish salmon fishing in the northwest Atlantic was in dan- ger of eradicating s bu're milesahead at ANNIVERSARY STORES Look at the price! Now read all you get. The low, wide and modern "78" serios profile gives you a tjood sale grip on the road and gives your cor thn ook of today. Four full plies of Nylon strength. Triple-strength construction. Sup-R-Tui tread rubber. And