• Short Summary

    President Makarios of Cyprus, who returned to the island last week after being forced into temporary exile by the attempted coup, went back on Wednesday (11 December) to the ruins of the Presidential palace from which he escaped in July.

  • Description

    President Makarios of Cyprus, who returned to the island last week after being forced into temporary exile by the attempted coup, went back on Wednesday (11 December) to the ruins of the Presidential palace from which he escaped in July.

    On the day of the coup, the palace was shelled and burned by Greek insurgents and today it stands partly open to the sky, an empty and blackened ruin.

    When President Makarios arrived for his brief visit, he was shown around all the parts of the palace which survived the bombardment.

    Meanwhile, the President, who said that he had become more conscious of the sad reality of his country with every day he was there, is urging the continuation of talks between the Greek and Turkish populations of the island.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1IBS0TVJ1FEDJHH4SO331RCGY
    Media URN:
    VLVA1IBS0TVJ1FEDJHH4SO331RCGY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/12/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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