• Short Summary

    IN LIMASSOL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED TO PROTEST AGAINST N.A.T.O. INTERFERENCE IN THE CYPRUS?

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    IN LIMASSOL YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) LEFT-WING DEMONSTRATORS GATHERED TO PROTEST AGAINST N.A.T.O. INTERFERENCE IN THE CYPRUS CRISIS. GREEK-CYPRIOTS, THEY HELD BANNERS PLEDGING THEIR SUPPORT FOR ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, WHILE OTHER BANNERS READ: "N.A.T.O OUT OF CYPRUS.

    THE DEMONSTRATION FOLLOWED REPORTS ON THE PREVIOUS DAY IN THREE NICOSIA-GREEK LANGUAGE NEWSPAPERS. THE PAPERS ALLEGED THAT A COUP AGAINST ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS HAD BEEN PREPARED BY "N.A.T.O. IMPERIALISTS", BUT IT HAD COME TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS MINISTERS.

    THE REPORTS SAID THE COUP, WHICH WAS TO HAVE TAKEN PLACE LAST FRIDAY, PROVIDED FOR THE SEIZURE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL AND ARCHBISHOP'S PALACES, THE ARREST OF PRESIDENT MAKARIOS, AND THE ASSUMPTION OF POWER BY "A GROUP OF FAITHFUL TO THE AMERICANS".

    MEANWHILE SOME DIPLOMATS SEE THE LATEST CYPRUS SITUATION - THAT DEVELOPING OVER WHETHER THE TURKISH ARMY CONTINGENT ON THE ISLAND WILL BE ALLOWED TO ROTATE AS NORMAL SOME 250 MEN - AS THE WORST SINCE THE CRISIS BEGAN LAST DECEMBER.

    250 OF THE 650 TURKISH NATIONAL ARMY CONTINENT STATIONED IN CYPRUS WERE DUE TO ROTATE NEXT MONDAY, BUT THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT HAS SAID IT WILL NOT ALLOW THIS ROTATION.

    THIS ACTION FOLLOWS THE UNILATERAL ABROGATION LAST APRIL BY PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF THE TREATY OF ALLIANCE - SIGNED AT THE TIME OF CYPRUS INDEPENDENCE - GIVING TURKEY THE RIGHT TO MAINTAIN A CONTINGENT OF 650 AND GREECE THE RIGHT TO 950 TROOPS ON THE ISLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5T0T2PAVAOH0M09POHT9B5T2W
    Media URN:
    VLVA5T0T2PAVAOH0M09POHT9B5T2W
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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