• Short Summary

    Thousands of Greek-Cypriot women held a five-hour sit-in in Nicosia on Sunday (4 May) to protest against the continued ban on Greek Cypriot refugees - stranded after last year's fighting -- from returning to their homes.

  • Description

    Thousands of Greek-Cypriot women held a five-hour sit-in in Nicosia on Sunday (4 May) to protest against the continued ban on Greek Cypriot refugees - stranded after last year's fighting -- from returning to their homes.

    The rally was held to coincide with the Orthodox Easter Sunday, following an all-night vigil by groups of black-clad women mourning the loss of husbands, sons and other relatives during the fighting.

    Two weeks ago, 20, 000 women, including foreign residents, demonstrated in Larnaca over the refugee problem ... one of the central issues in talks between Greek and Turkish-Cypriot negotiators.

    The negotiators failed to reach a compromise on a token resettlement of refugees -- numbering about 200, 000, mainly Greek-Cypriots -- at their latest meeting in vienna where they agreed in principle to re-open Nicosia Airport.

    Turkish-Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash and Greek-Cypriot leader Glafkos Clerides will return to Vienna next month for further talks and, this time, hope to agree on the refugee problem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1E4J3NXTCRL7MEDWMHOBAAKND
    Media URN:
    VLVA1E4J3NXTCRL7MEDWMHOBAAKND
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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