• Short Summary

    A CEASE FIRE CAME INTO FORCE IN CYPRUS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF FIGHTING BETWEEN GREEKS AND TURKS.

  • Description

    A CEASE FIRE CAME INTO FORCE IN CYPRUS LAST NIGHT (TUESDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF FIGHTING BETWEEN GREEKS AND TURKS.THE ISLAND'S PRESIDENT, ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, AND THE VICE-PRESIDENT, DR.KUTCHUK, WHO IS ALSO LEADER OF THE TURKISH COMMUNITY IN CYPRUS HAD A MEETING YESTERDAY WITH MR.WILKINS, THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR, THE GREEK AMBASSADOR, AND A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BRITISH EMBASSY.THE CEASEFIRE AGREEMENT WAS ANNOUNCED LATER.

    THE FIGHTING IN WHICH 17 PEOPLE HAVE DIED AND FIFTY WOUNDED, WAS SPARKED OFF BY SUGGESTIONS THAT THE GREEK MAJORITY PLANNED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION UNDER WHICH THE ISLAND BECAME AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC.

    IN NICOSIA STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH POLICE TO FILL SANDBAGS TO PROTECT PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND TO FORM BARRICADES.AS THE TENSION MOUNTED IN THE CITY, ARMED POLICE WERE ON PATROL TO PREVENT ATTACKS BY SNIPERS.GREEK FAMILIES LIVING NEAR THE TURKISH QUARTERS WERE EVACUATED IN AN ATTEMPT TO AVOID CLASHES.

    STREETS WERE ALMOST DESERTED ON CHRISTMAS EVE, WITH ONLY A FEW CHRISTMAS TREE SELLERS TRYING TO GET RID OF THEIR STOCKS THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE IN THE CITY SEEMED TO WANT.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA19VLCO7EOUSKI05XVYAVMWVHH
    Media URN:
    VLVA19VLCO7EOUSKI05XVYAVMWVHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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