• Short Summary

    THE TURKISH CYPRIOT LEADER RAUF DENKTASH RECEIVED A FULL-THROATED WELCOME FROM 20,000 TURKISH CYPRIOTS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON HIS RETURN TO THE ISLAND AFTER FOUR YEARS OF EXILE.

  • Description

    THE TURKISH CYPRIOT LEADER RAUF DENKTASH RECEIVED A FULL-THROATED WELCOME FROM 20,000 TURKISH CYPRIOTS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON HIS RETURN TO THE ISLAND AFTER FOUR YEARS OF EXILE. A LARGE NUMBER OF CYPRIOT DIGNITARIES AWAITED HIS ARRIVAL AT CYPRUS'S NEW NICOSIA AIRFIELD, AND HIS WIFE AND CHILDREN ACCOMPANIED HIM.

    MR. DENKTASH, A BRITISH-EDUCATED LAWYER, WAS REFUSED ENTRY BY THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT OF ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS AFTER HE HAD GONE TO LONDON IN JANUARY, 1964, TO REPRESENT TURKISH CYPRIOTS AT INTER-COMMUNIAL TALKS FOLLOWING THE FIGHTING AT CHRISTMAS 1964. LAST OCTOBER HE LANDED CLANDESTINELY ON THE EASTERN COAST OF CYPRUS, BUT WAS CAPTURED BY GREEK CYPRIOT POLICE AND DEPORTED.

    THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT HAS NOW ISSUED MR. DENKTASH WITH A NEW PASSPORT. HE IS EXPECTED TO BE CHIEF NEGOTIATOR ON THE TURKISH CYPRIOT SIDE IN EXPLORATORY TALKS - PROBABLY IN ABOUT 10 DAYS TIME - AIMED AT DISCOVERING WETHER A COMMON GROUND EXISTS FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF THE CYPRUS PROBLEM. MR. DENKTASH HAS RETAINED HIS TITLE OF PRESIDENT OF THE TURKISH CYPRIOT COMMUNAL CHAMBER.

    AFTER THE AIRPORT RECEPTION, MR. DENKTASH CALLED AT THE TURKISH EMBASSY, AND THEN DROVE BY JEEP PAST CHEERING CROWDS TO THE STATUE OF ATTATURK. HERE HE LAID A WREATH IN MEMORY OF THE FOUNDER OF MODERN TURKEY. LATER HE DROVE TO THE SQUARE OF ATTATURK, AND WAS RECEIVED WITH BOTH FORMAL AND INFORMAL HONOUR BY THE TURKISH CYPRIOTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2B00DJLU3LBQ1PQEJPCYQ48JV
    Media URN:
    VLVA2B00DJLU3LBQ1PQEJPCYQ48JV
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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