Lieutenant-General Prem Singh Gyani of India was today appointed commander of the United Nations peace-keeping force in Cyprus by U Thant, the Secretary-General.
Lieutenant-General Prem Singh Gyani of India was today appointed commander of the United Nations peace-keeping force in Cyprus by U Thant, the Secretary-General. U Thant said that General Gyani, 53, who has been the U.N.'s observer in the island for the past seven weeks, would take up his appointment "immediately after the establishment of the force." General Gyani is reported to have asked the U.N. to appoint Major-General R.N.P. Carver, of Britain, as his deputy.
The shows incidents which took place on Thursday at two villages near Kyrenia, north of the capital Nicosia. The villages involved were Kazaphani and Temblos. In both there were shooting exchanges between Greeks and Turks. At Kazaphani the fighting was stopped by British troops who later arranged a peace conference between the two communities. Film also shows the meeting and patrolling troops. At Temblos it shows Greek security forces taking up positions as Turks open fire.
Meanwhile, tonight (Friday) President Makarios ordered all Turkish-Cypriot hostages held by Greeks to be handed over the Red Cross by midday tomorrow. He said those who failed to observed this order would be severely punished. The Cypriot leader, in making the call, expressed the hope that the Turkish community would make a "reciprocal response and gesture."