• Short Summary

    Schools in Cyprus are slowly resuming normal lessons as the buildings are emptied of the refugees who have been sheltering in them for the last few months.

  • Description

    Schools in Cyprus are slowly resuming normal lessons as the buildings are emptied of the refugees who have been sheltering in them for the last few months.

    The United Nations estimated that 17,000 refugees where housed in schools.

    The problem of housing these people has become critical as the plight of most has increased with the onset of winter.

    Meanwhile, the exchange of prisoners of war has continued.

    Although a meeting between Greek and turkish Cypriot leaders on Friday (18 October) called off the exchange, about 650 prisoners were exchanged as planned.

    Three hundred Greek Cypriots were brought from detention centres in Southern Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots from Limassol in southwest Cyprus.

    Thousands of people thronged the streets on both sides of the "Green Line" which separates the Greeks and Turks in Nicosia. There were emotional scenes outside the Ledra palace Hotel where Greek prisoners were reunited with their relatives after there months apart.

    SYNOPSIS: Cyprus President Glafkos clerides was present during the exchange. He was schedule to talk with Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash on humanitarian issues, but the meeting was called off.

    In front of Nicosia's Ledra Palace Hotel there were emotional reunions between Greek prisoners and their relatives.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4STTLLQRM66KRVMYVJXYDAGH1
    Media URN:
    VLVA4STTLLQRM66KRVMYVJXYDAGH1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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