• Short Summary

    WHILE THE CYPRUS CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE CONTINUES IN LONDON -- GENERAL GRIVAS, FORMER LEADER OF THE ISLAND'S ANTI-BRITISH EOKA MOVEMENT.

  • Description

    WHILE THE CYPRUS CONSTITUTIONAL CONFERENCE CONTINUES IN LONDON -- GENERAL GRIVAS, FORMER LEADER OF THE ISLAND'S ANTI-BRITISH EOKA MOVEMENT. WHICH FAVOURED UNION WITH GREECE -- HAS BEEN HAVING HIS OWN CYPRUS CONFERENCE IN ATHENS, WITH ABOUT 140 'OLD FRIENDS' FROM THE ISLAND. IN HIS OPENING ADDRESS TODAY, (SATURDAY), GRIVAS SAID THERE WAS NO REASON WHY GREEK AND TURKISH COMMUNITIES IN CYPRUS SHOULD NOT LIVE IN 'PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE. HE TOLD DELEGATE "WE HAVE NO HATRED AGAINST THE TURKS. THE BRITISH ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HAVING TURNED THE TURKS AGAINST US."
    THE GENERAL, SURROUNDED BY A BODYGUARD OF EX-EOKA FIGHTERS, WAS AT ATHENS AIRPORT YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) TO WELCOME DELEGATES AS THEY arrived BY CHARTERED AIRLINER. APART FROM FORMER EOKA FIGHTERS, THEY INCLUDE M.P'S FROM THE ISLAND REPUBLIC, TRADE UNION LEADERS, MAYORS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS FROM TOWNS AND VILLAGES THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND.

    THE CONFERENCE IS TAKING PLACE IN THE HALL OF THE ATHENS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. GENERAL GRIVAS DENOUNCED THE PRESENT STATUS IN CYPRUS AND CLAIMED THERE WAS A SERIOUS INCREASE IN COMMUNISM. HE TOLD THE CONFERENCE HE OPPOSED THE ZURICH AND LONDON AGREEMENTS, AND SAID "THE EVENTS WHICH FOLLOWED THEIR SIGNATURE HAVE ENTIRELY VINDICATED ME".

    (LAST TUESDAY, PRESIDENT MAKARIOS ACCUSED GRIVAS OF 'DISRUPTIVE AND NATIONALLY HARMFUL ACTIVITIES' BY CALLING THE ATHENS CONFERENCE. PRESIDENT MAKARIOS SAID GRIVAS WAS 'UNWITTINGLY ALLYING WITH THE TURKS'.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4Y90SIU4Y4BYUNVNYRUBK4GHH
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Y90SIU4Y4BYUNVNYRUBK4GHH
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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