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    Archbishop Makarios, deposed President of Cyprus, pointedly accused Greece of staging the Cyprus coup that overthrew him last Monday.

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    GV PAN DOWN U.N. Building to demonstrators, with support for Cyprus banners and shouting "hands off Cyprus". (3 shots)

    GV INT. Makariso enters to applause and takes his seat.

    SV Turkish delegate seated PAN TO Greek delegate sitting alongside.

    CU Makarios speaking.

    "The coup d'etat of the military regime of Greece constitutes an arrester of the progress of the talks towards a solution. Moreover, it will be a continuous source of anomaly in Cyprus, the repercussions of which will be very grave and far-reaching, if this situation is permitted to continue even for a short time. I appeal to the members of the Security Council to do their utmost to put an end to this anomalous situation which was created by the coup of Athens. I call upon the Security Council to use all ways and means at its disposal so that the constitutional (authorities) in Cyprus and the democratic rights of the people of Cyprus. can by reinstated without delay. As I have already stated, events in Cyprus do not constitute and internal matter of the Greeks in Cyprus. The Turks in Cyprus are also affected. The coup of the Greek junta is an invasion. Form its consequences suffer the whole people of Cyprus, both Greeks and Turks.

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    Background: Archbishop Makarios, deposed President of Cyprus, pointedly accused Greece of staging the Cyprus coup that overthrew him last Monday. Speaking before the United Nations Security Council yesterday (July 19), the Archbishop appealed to the 15-nation council to intervene to preserve the independence of Cyprus.

    The Security Council received Archbishop Makarios as a head of state, and all the members rose to their feet as he was escorted into the chamber.

    In a speech lasting nearly half an hour, the Archbishop described the coup as an "invasion" engineered by the Greek officers of the Cyprus National Guard. He added that many people had died during fighting, but gave no figures.

    He stressed that the coup affected all Cyprus people, both in the Greek and Turkish communities, and seemed to hint strongly that it could trigger off Turkish retaliation:

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