• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS TOLD THE CYPRIOT PEOPLE TONIGHT THAT THEY WOULD NOT YIELD TO THREATS, PRESSURE OR BLACKMAIL.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS TOLD THE CYPRIOT PEOPLE TONIGHT THAT THEY WOULD NOT YIELD TO THREATS, PRESSURE OR BLACKMAIL. HE SAID THE ISLAND WAS BEING THREATENED FROM OUTSIDE BY MILITARY INTERVENTIONS AND WAS BEING UNDERMINED INTERNALLY BY ANARCHIST ACTIVITIES. PRESIDENT MAKARIOS SAID THIS IN A RADIO BROADCAST.

    IN CYPRUS ITSELF TODAY FIGHTING BETWEEN GREEK AND TURN BROKE OUT AT THE MIXED VILLAGE OF AYIOS THEODOROS, SOUTH OF NICOSIA. THERE WERE REPORTS OF SOME CASUALTIES. A CEASEFIRE IS NOW IN FORCE. ANOTHER INCIDENT INVOLVED THREE BRITISH SERVICEMEN, POLICE DOG-HANDLERS. THEY WERE REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN AMBUSHED BY GREEK-CYPRIOT IRREGULARS NEAR LARNACA, BUT WERE LATER RELEASED UNHARMED.

    TOMORROW THE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETS IN NEW YORK IN RESPONSE TO SEPARATE REQUESTS FOR ACTION BY THE CYPRIOT AND BRITISH GOVERNMENTS. BRITAIN'S DECISION TO SUBMIT THE PROBLEM TO THE COUNCIL REPRESENTED A SURPRISE DEPARTURE FROM THE PREVIOUS ANGLO-AMERICAN STANDPOINT. THE TWO COUNTRIES ARGUED THAT A U.N. DEBATE WOULD COMPLICATE THE ISSUE AND WOULD OPEN THE DOOR TO SOVIET INTERVENTION IN THE CRISIS.

    BRITAIN HAS CLAIMED THE CYPRUS PROBLEM WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR OF NATO AND THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1HMHIJ8GM0AIRIZ5M206OCMHB
    Media URN:
    VLVA1HMHIJ8GM0AIRIZ5M206OCMHB
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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