• Short Summary

    Speaking to a great crowd at Kykko Monastery, south-west Cyprus, on Saturday, 15th August, Archbishop Makarios said that people in Cyprus who were tying to restart the fight for union with Greece were "traitors and criminals".

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    Speaking to a great crowd at Kykko Monastery, south-west Cyprus, on Saturday, 15th August, Archbishop Makarios said that people in Cyprus who were tying to restart the fight for union with Greece were "traitors and criminals".

    Referring to anonymous leaflets distributed in Nicosia and elsewhere on 11th August, in which he was attacked and in which support for Grivas was demanded, the Archbishop challenged critics of his police to "come out and fight openly -- not through unsigned leaflets". He was loudly cheered when he asked : "What are they seeking? Do they want to overthrow The London and Zurich agreements? Why do they hint at violence?" and said "We accept constructive criticism but I accept lessons in patriotism from non-one!"
    (The leaflets were distributed by a new organisation, calling itself K.E.M. -- Cyprus Enonis Front).

    In a statement to the Press, made at about the time of the Archbishop's address, Mr. Rauf Denktash, a leader of the Turkish community in Cyprus, said; "Grivas has mouthing to do with Cypriot affairs. The sooner Archbishop Makarios tells him to keep out of them, the better will it be for us all.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6FT8TF0717RLYG0G4F3ZUOY6G
    Media URN:
    VLVA6FT8TF0717RLYG0G4F3ZUOY6G
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/08/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:47:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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