• Short Summary

    Hundreds of Turkish-Cypriots living in the sectors of the island still controlled by the Greek-Cypriots have been preparing to move to the northern sector -- held by the Turks since last year's invasion.

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    Hundreds of Turkish-Cypriots living in the sectors of the island still controlled by the Greek-Cypriots have been preparing to move to the northern sector -- held by the Turks since last year's invasion.

    Under last week's agreement between leaders of the two Cypriot communities meeting in Vienna, 9,000 Turkish-Cypriots mainly from the enclave in the Paphos area will be free to cross to the north if they want to.

    In return, a similar number of Greek-Cypriots living in enclaves in the north will be allowed to stay in the Turkish-controlled sector if they wish to do so.

    The Turks still in the Greek-Cypriot sector are scattered throughout some 60 villages. In fact, six villages have still not surrendered since fighting ended following the invasion by Turkey. The Turkish crescent flag still flies over them, and the villages are barricaded against Greek-Cypriot National Guardsmen who surround them.

    At one of the villages filmed in this coverage -- Stavrokonou -- many of the Turkish Cypriots seemed delighted with the news that they would be able to go north. But in other communities, Turks said they wanted to stay on the south, and keep their homes and land.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7YB1JUDEU25F4II0WA6CXXYNU
    Media URN:
    VLVA7YB1JUDEU25F4II0WA6CXXYNU
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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