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    MR. SAKARI TUOMIOJA, THE NEWLY-APPOINTED UNITED NATIONS MEDIATOR FOR CYPRUS, ARRIVED IN NICOSIA LAST NIGHT?

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    MR. SAKARI TUOMIOJA, THE NEWLY-APPOINTED UNITED NATIONS MEDIATOR FOR CYPRUS, ARRIVED IN NICOSIA LAST NIGHT (THURSDAY). HE WAS WELCOMED BY CYPRUS GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND THE U.N. FORCE COMMANDER, INDIAN GENERAL PREM GYANI. IN A BRIEF STATEMENT, THE FINNISH STATESMAN SAID: "IT IS ONLY WITH THE CO-OPERATION OF ALL PARTIES IN CYPRUS THAT THE ROLE OF MEDIATOR CAN BE ENVISAGED WITH HOPE AND COURAGE".

    WITHIN A FEW HOURS OF HIS ARRIVAL, MR. TUOMIOJA WAS REVIEWING THE SITUATION WITH THE UN FORCE COMMANDER, AND PREPARING TO PAY CALLS ON THE LEADERS THE GREEK-CYPRIOT GOVERNMENT AND TURKISH-CYPRIOT COMMUNITY.

    WHILE THE MEDIATOR WAS FLYING TOWARDS CYPRUS, SEVERAL THOUSAND YOUNG GREEK-CYPRIOT SCHOOLCHILDREN PARADED THROUGH THE STREETS OF NICOSIA HEADING FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE CALLING FOR THE RETURN TO CYPRUS OF THE FORMER EOKA LEADER, GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS. THE PROCESSION BROKE UP AFTER REACHING THE PALACE GATES.

    IN THE NORTH OF THE ISLAND, TURKISH MILITARY FORCES AND IRREGULARS STILL OCCUPY STRATEGIC POINTS. ALONGSIDE THE MAIN ROAD TO KYRENIA, THE TURKISH ARMY CONTINGENT HAS REFUSED TO LEAVE ITS POSITION - AT THE ORDERS OF TURKISH PRIME MINISTER INONU - UNTIL "SECURITY AND CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER" ARE COMPLETELY RESTORE. AT SAINT HILARION, A FAIRY-TALE CASTLE DOMINATING THE MOUNTAIN RANGE ALONG THE NORTH COAST, TURKISH-CYPRIOTS HAVE ESTABLISHED AN ALMOST IMPREGNABLE FORTRESS. SHEER CLIFF FACES AROUND THE CASTLE MAKE CAPTURE BY ANY EXCEPT FRONTAL ASSAULTS IMPOSSIBLE. AND THE TURKISH-CYPRIOTS HAVE MANY GUNS TRAINED ON THE LONG WINDING ROAD LEADING TO THE CASTLE. FROM SAINT HILARION THE TURKISH COASTLINE MAY BE SEEN SOME FORTY MILES DISTANT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA56VXFEINB80NDMQZPCW7JAMFK
    Media URN:
    VLVA56VXFEINB80NDMQZPCW7JAMFK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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