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"We certainly will oppose partion, our intention would be to continue to seek a solution based n an independent Sovereign State of Cyprus and I think that the Turkish-Cypriots also, would be of the same mind."
INTERVIEWER: "What is your first priority now?"
CLERIDES: "My first priorty is to get strict abherence to ceasefire agreement....and stop this unnecessary bloodshed."
INTERVIEWER: "Do you think that reconciliation....is going to be possible in the forseeable future after the bitterness of the last few days?"
CLERIDES: "I am one of those people who believe that from this bitterness both sides have learnt a very important lesson..their desire tolive peacefully in the future.
INTERVIEWER: "What is taht then?"
CLERDES: "The lesson.....by use of force the Greek side cannot achieve these aims and equally the Turkish side by use of brute force cannot achieve any ends which are beyond an independent Sovereign State of Cyprus
"I understand you have good personnel relationship with Mr. Dentash, the leader of the Turkish community....."
...How important do you think this will be in bringing about this reconciliation?
CLERIDES: "The personnel relationship which I have with Mr. Dentash...is useful to a great extent because in tines of difficulty we are in a position to trust what we say....it is a useful thing to have, but it is not the only thing required to find a solution to the Cyprus Problem."
INTERVIEWER: "Finally, can you tell me what has happened to Mr. Nicholas Sampson?"
CLERIDES: "Well, he is a free man, and as far as I know he has taken his family to a sun resort, where he is resting."
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