• Short Summary

    HEAVY FIRING TODAY (TUESDAY) BROKE OUT IN NICOSIA, KILLING FOUR GREEKS AND TWO TURKS ONLY HOURS AFTER A CEASEFIRE APPEAL BY PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AND VICE-PRESIDENT KUTCHUK.

  • Description

    HEAVY FIRING TODAY (TUESDAY) BROKE OUT IN NICOSIA, KILLING FOUR GREEKS AND TWO TURKS ONLY HOURS AFTER A CEASEFIRE APPEAL BY PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AND VICE-PRESIDENT KUTCHUK.THE DEATH TOLL - WITH FIGHTING BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES NOW IN ITS FOURTH DAY - STANDS AT OVER 20 DEAD WITH MORE THAN 50 INJURED.

    TENSION HAS RISEN FOLLOWING SUGGESTIONS THAT THE GREEK CYPRIOTS, WITH THEIR THREE-TO-ONE MAJORITY, ARE PLANNING AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION UNDER WHICH THE ISLAND BECAME AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLIC IN 1959.

    WITH GUN BATTLES FLARING ACROSS THE CITY, LATEST REPORTS SAY THE GREEK CYPRIOTS APPEAR TO BE ADVANCING ON SEVERAL FRONTS IN MOVES DESIGNED TO ELIMINATE TURKISH CYPRIOT POSITIONS OUTSIDE THE CITY WALLS.NICOSIA'S MAIN SHOPPING CENTRE, LEDRA STREET - KNOWN AS "MURDER MILE" DURING THE E.O.K.A.TROUBLES - YESTERDAY WAS BARRED TO TRAFFIC AS GREEKS AND TURKS EXCHANGED VOLLEYS OF RIFLE AND MACHINE-GUN FIRE.

    BRITISH NATIONAL, AN ARCHITECT OF TURKISH EXTRACTION, WAS SHOT AND KILLED YESTERDAY WHILE DRIVING THROUGH THE GREEK SECTOR WITH A YOUNG BRITISH COUPLE.HIS SCOTS WIFE SAW HIM DIE IN HOSPITAL AFTER DOCTORS FAILED TO SAVE HIS LIFE WITH AN EMERGENCY BLOOD TRANSFUSION.

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AND DR KUTCHUK HAVE BROADCAST APPEALS TO BOTH COMMUNITIES TO AVOID FURTHER VIOLENCE WHICH, THEY SAID, THREATENED THE FUTURE OF THE REPUBLIC.THE TWO LEADERS ARE SETTING UP A COMMITTEE TO SUPERVISE A CEASEFIRE, WITH BRITISH AND AMERICAN REPRESENTATIVES AS INDEPENDENT OBSERVERS.AND TONIGHT, BRITAIN, GREECE AND TURKEY - THE THREE COUNTRIES WHICH SIGNED THE 1960 CYPRUS TREATY - MADE A JOINT APPEAL TO THE GREEK AND TURKISH COMMUNITIES TO END THE FIGHTING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2WYPR00FWDDQL8EYCWCHP0WP5
    Media URN:
    VLVA2WYPR00FWDDQL8EYCWCHP0WP5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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