Demonstrations have been staged in several European capitals in protest at the coup which deposed President Makarios on Monday (15 July), Greek and Italian students in Rome protested outside the Greek Embassy.
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Background: Demonstrations have been staged in several European capitals in protest at the coup which deposed President Makarios on Monday (15 July), Greek and Italian students in Rome protested outside the Greek Embassy.
Several thousand students took part, many carrying banners and flags attacking the United States, the Greek Government and the CIA for their alleged role in the takeover. A large force of police was stationed outside the Embassy, but there were no clashes or incidents between them and the students.
Italy, as a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), has joined the other NATO members in calling for Greece and Turkey to exercise restraint, prevent escalation and begin negotiations. Both the protagonists are also members of NATO.
On Sunday (21 July) Pope Paul, addressing pilgrims from his summer Palace in Castelgandolfo, said he deplored the fighting in Cyprus. The Pope said he could not help feeling great bitterness and fear about the latest developments on the island.