• Short Summary

    THE SOVIET UNION TONIGHT (SATURDAY) PLEDGED ITSELF TO COME TO CYPRUS' AID IF SHE IS SUBJECTED TO FOREIGN INVASION.

  • Description

    THE SOVIET UNION TONIGHT (SATURDAY) PLEDGED ITSELF TO COME TO CYPRUS' AID IF SHE IS SUBJECTED TO FOREIGN INVASION. A GOVERNMENT STATEMENT BROADCAST OVER MOSCOW RADIO TOLD RUSSIANS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT PRESIDENT MAKARIOS HAD SOUGHT SOVIET MILITARY ASSISTANCE AND DECLARED SOVIET READINESS TO BEGIN NEGOTIATIONS WITH CYPRUS NOW.

    MILITARY BANDS PLAYED AS THE PILOT'S BODY WAS CARRIED ON AN ARTILLERY GUN CARRIAGE AND AMONG THE HUNDREDS OF WREATHS WERE SOME FROM TURKISH FIGHTERS IN CYPRUS.

    TOPEL'S PILOT FRIENDS WHO TOOK PART IN CYPRUS AIR RAIDS WALKED SLOWLY BESIDE HIS COFFIN AND GENERAL IRFAN TANSEL, COMMANDER OF THE TURKISH AIR FORCE, JOINED IN THE PROCESSION UNTIL THE BODY WAS LAID DOWN IN A GRAVE AT EDIRNEKAPI AIR MARTYRS CEMETERY.

    (THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT INFORMATION OFFICE HAS DENIED CHARGES OF A GREEK CYPRIOT ECONOMIC BLOCKADE OF TURKISH CYPRIOTS, MADE BY DR. FADIL KUTCHUK, TURKISH CYPRIOT VICE-PRESIDENT, AT A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY. THE GOVERNMENT STATEMENT SAID THERE WAS EVIDENCE OF THREE HUGE FOOD STORES IN THE TURKISH AREA, CONTAINING ENOUGH PROVISIONS FOR A TWO-MONTH SUPPLY FOR 10,000 PEOPLE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4NOHLZP426FJ40OXPBNE16B35
    Media URN:
    VLVA4NOHLZP426FJ40OXPBNE16B35
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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