• Short Summary

    THE RELEASE OF TURKISH CYPRIOTS HELD BY GREEK CYPRIOTS AS HOSTAGES ... YESTERDAY'S (SATURDAY'S) FIRST?

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    THE RELEASE OF TURKISH CYPRIOTS HELD BY GREEK CYPRIOTS AS HOSTAGES ... YESTERDAY'S (SATURDAY'S) FIRST BATCH, WAS FREED AFTER ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS HAD MADE HIS APPEAL IN A BID TO BASE THE HATRED BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES.

    THAT DAY HOWEVER THE ISLAND HAD ITS WORST OUTBREAK OF VIOLENCE IN WEEKS AT KTIMA, IN THE SOUTHWEST -- AN ESTIMATED SEVEN GREEKS DEAD, 35 INJURED AND 200 SAID TO BE MISSING. ONE TURK WAS REPORTED DEAD.

    A GOVERNMENT SPOKESMAN BLAMED THE TURKISH CYPRIOTS FOR IT. HE SAID THEY HAD INDISCRIMINATELY OPENED FIRE ON CIVILIANS TO GET BETTER OFFENSIVE POSITIONS BEFORE THE ARRIVAL OF BRITISH TROOPS IN THEIR ROLE OF PEACEMAKERS. THE TURKS BLAME THE GREEKS OF THE ISLAND FOR IT.

    EARLIER IN KTIMA, 88 WOMEN AND CHILDREN HOSTAGES WERE RELEASED. IN NICOSIA, THE HOSTAGES RELEASED NUMBERED 49. PUT THE TURKISH CYPRIOT LEADER, DR. KUTCHUK MAINTAINS THERE ARE 176 STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR. HE HAS NOT SAID SO FAR IF ANY GREEK HOSTAGES ARE TO BE RELEASED.

    U THANT AT THE UNITED NATIONS HAS BEEN AUTHORISED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO SET UP A U.N. PEACE-FORCE FOR THE ISLAND FOR 3 MONTHS. YESTERDAY HE APPEALED TO ALL MEMBER STATES TO HELP PAY FOR IT. THE FORCE IS EXPECTED TO NUMBER SOME 7,000 TROOPS AND SOME OF BRITAIN'S 7,000 TROOPS ALREADY IN CYPRUS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AS PART OF THE U.N. FORCE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7L3CBNZG9568BG6PP18Q2H409
    Media URN:
    VLVA7L3CBNZG9568BG6PP18Q2H409
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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