• Short Summary

    THE DIPLOMATIC TUSSLE TODAY (TUESDAY) REPLACED THE MILITARY TUSSLE AS PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE OVER CYPRUS CONTINUED WITH EFFORTS TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS OVER THE TROUBLED ISLAND'S FUTURE.

  • Description

    THE DIPLOMATIC TUSSLE TODAY (TUESDAY) REPLACED THE MILITARY TUSSLE AS PARTIES TO THE DISPUTE OVER CYPRUS CONTINUED WITH EFFORTS TO RESOLVE THE CRISIS OVER THE TROUBLED ISLAND'S FUTURE.

    DESPITE THE FLURRY OF ACTIVITY IN THE UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA AND THE MAJOR WORLD CAPITALS BOTH GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS AND THE TURKISH AIR FORCE ARE KEEPING A CLOSE WATCH ON EACH OTHER'S MOVEMENT IN THE TENSE NORTH-WEST OF CYPRUS, WHERE TURKISH JETS CARRIED OUT THEIR HEAVY REPRISAL RAIDS AT THE WEEKEND.

    HARDEST HIT AMONG THE GREET CYPRIOT VILLAGES WERE POMOS, PAHIAMMOS AND POLIS WHERE SCORES WERE KILLED AND WOUNDED IN THE MACHINE GUN AND BOMBING RUNS BY THE TURKISH JET FIGHTERS. SOME OF THE SCENES IN THIS FILM WERE TAKEN AT POLIS DURING THE FINAL MINUTES OF A RAID, YESTERDAY (MONDAY).

    IN PAHIAMMOS THERE WAS ABUNDANT EVIDENCE AS TO THE EFFECT OF THE TURKISH REPRISAL. HARDLY A HOUSE REMAINED STANDING AND IN THE DUSTY VILLAGE STREET, PILED HIGH WITH RUBBLE, WERE THE CHARRED CARCASSES OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS. GREEK CYPRIOT OFFICIALS SAY THE DESTRUCTION AT PAHIAMMOS AND POMOS HAS BEEN SO GREAT THAT THE VILLAGES WILL EITHER HAVE TO BE ABANDONED OR TOTALLY REBUILT.

    ESTIMATES OF CASUALTIES ARE STILL CONFUSED - SOME SOURCES PLACE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF GREEK CYPRIOT DEAD IN THE RAIDS AT 50, WHILE THE GREEK CYPRIOTS CLAIM 300 PEOPLE PERISHED IN THE RAID ON THE SEVEN VILLAGES OF THE COASTAL SECTOR WHERE THE TURKS STRUCK.

    WHILE THE GREEKS SALVAGE WHAT THEY CAN FROM THEIR RUINED HOME AND TAKE STOCK OF THEIR LOSSES, AN OLD TROUBLE SPOT IN NICOSIA, THE CAPITAL, THREATENED TO GIVE THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCE A FURTHER HEADACHE.

    IT'S THE SO-CALLED "GREEN LINE" WHICH FOR EIGHT MONTHS HAS BEEN THE ARBITRARY DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN THE GREEK AND TURKISH QUARTERS IN NICOSIA. BETWEEN FORTIFIED TURKISH AND GREEK POSITIONS, DANES OF THE U.N. FORCE MAINTAIN AROUND-THE-CLOCK PATROLS AND INTERVENE IF ANY SHOOTING OCCURS.

    ONCE A BUSTLING PART OF THE CITY, LIFE HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL AND SHOPS, CAFES AND GARAGES ARE CLOSED.

    OCCASIONALLY THE TWO SIDES OPEN THEIR LINES - BUT VERY OCCASIONALLY. IT HAPPENED YESTERDAY, (MONDAY), WHEN THE WAY WAS MADE CLEAR FOR THE CARRIAGE OF A COFFIN FROM THE TURKISH TO THE GREEK SECTOR. AN EIGHTY-FOUR YEAR OLD ARMENIAN DIED OF OLD AGE AT HIS HOME, BUT THE TURKISH CEMETERY IS IN THE GREEK SECTOR AND IT WAS LEFT FOR THE U.N. FORCE TO ARRANGE SAFE PASSAGE THROUGH THE LINES.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2ZBIV6TBSLO4FMQZW2HY1VUBZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ZBIV6TBSLO4FMQZW2HY1VUBZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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