• Short Summary

    About 50,000 Greek Cypriots gathered in Nicosia on Tuesday (20 July) for a rally marking the second anniversary of the turkish invasion of Cyprus which split the island-country in two.

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    About 50,000 Greek Cypriots gathered in Nicosia on Tuesday (20 July) for a rally marking the second anniversary of the turkish invasion of Cyprus which split the island-country in two.

    SYNOPSIS: The rally was held less than half a mile from the heavily-fortified Attila line which partitions the Greek and Turkish held sections of the country. Following the invasion, the Greeks were left with 80 per cent of the population holding about 609 per cent of the land. The turkish Cypriots are seeking a Federation with equal Turkish and Greek representation.

    The Greeks strongly resist partition and the only internationally-recognised Government remains that of President Archbishop Makarios. He has refused to recognise what he says is a situation created by military aggression.

    Archbishop Makarios made an emotional call for Greek Cypriots to unite in a long struggle to alter the partition brought about by the invasion.

    He said acceptance of the position would be a disaster for the Greek Cypriot people and the aim was to reach a settlement based on United Nations decisions. The Archbishop said there were only slim hopes for progress in the current talks.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CID9X86Q4SER8ESP53G4UCZU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CID9X86Q4SER8ESP53G4UCZU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/07/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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