• Short Summary

    GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS, WHO FLED FROM TWO DIVIDED VILLAGES ON WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 15) WHEN HEAVY FIGHTING BROKE OUT, RETURNED THE FOLLOWING DAY WHILE UNITED NATIONS TROOPS STOOD GUARD.

  • Description

    GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS, WHO FLED FROM TWO DIVIDED VILLAGES ON WEDNESDAY (NOVEMBER 15) WHEN HEAVY FIGHTING BROKE OUT, RETURNED THE FOLLOWING DAY WHILE UNITED NATIONS TROOPS STOOD GUARD. ThE INCIDENTS IN CYPRUS DREW A WARNING LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY) FROM TURKISH PRIME MINISTER SULEYMAN DEMIREL THAT ANY FRESH FIGHTING COULD MEAN WAR WITH GREECE.

    AS UNITED NATIONS TROOPS SEARCHED KOPHINOU AND AYIOS THEODOROS - THE TWO VILLAGES WHERE FIGHTING BROKE OUT - THE FOLLOWING DAY, THE ISLAND'S COUNCIL OF MINISTERS MET TO DISCUSS THE INCIDENT. A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN SAID EARLIER THAT TURKISH-CYPRIOTS HAD OPENED FIRE ON A POLICE PATROL IN AYIOS THEODOROS. FIGHTING BETWEEN THE ETHNIC GROUPS BROKE OUT LATER, THEN SPREAD TO THE NEARBY VILLAGE OF KORHINOU.

    MORTARS, CANON AND AUTOMATIC WEAPONS WERE USED, BUT THE ONLY CASUALTIES WERE A NUMBER OF CIVILIANS WHO WERE WOUNDED.

    PRIME MINISTER DEMIREL WAS ADDRESSING A CABINET MEETING IMMEDIATELY BEFORE PARLIAMENT GAVE HIS GOVERNMENT FULL POWERS TO SEND TROOPS INTO ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY - INCLUDING GREECE - IF THERE WERE ANY MORE INCIDENTS IN CYPRUS.

    UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL U THANT CALLED ON ALL SIDES TO AVOID A REPETITION OF WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS "THE SENSELESS AND DEPLORABLE INCIDENTS" IN CYPRUS.

    AS THE UNITED NATIONS TROOPS MOVED INTO THE TWO VILLAGES AFFECTED ON WEDNESDAY, GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS, SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE CYPRUS ARMED FORCES, VISITED THE SCENE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2AJHTA1DKNIY9GPX1MJ07LM61
    Media URN:
    VLVA2AJHTA1DKNIY9GPX1MJ07LM61
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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