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    Visnews filmed
    Visnews interviewed feb 11 at London Airport the Greek and Turkish Foreign Minister, Evangelos Averoff and Fatin Zarlu backing for a new Cyprus plan.

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    Visnews filmed
    Visnews interviewed feb 11 at London Airport the Greek and Turkish Foreign Minister, Evangelos Averoff and Fatin Zarlu backing for a new Cyprus plan.

    Mr. Averoff indicated the Zurich agreement meant Greece and Turkey had settled all their differences. It required the approval of the British and of the Cypriot peoples. Both ministers were confident EOKA would collaborate.

    The Zurich plan, if it works, will mean.

    1. An end to Eoka killings.

    2. A stronger Nato base garrisoned by British, Greek and Turkish troops.

    3. The surrender of British sovereignty.

    4. The abandonment of Macmillan's seven year "Partnership Plan".

    5. The abandonment by Greece of the Enosis demand.

    6. The abandonment by Turkey of her geographical partition plan.

    7. Resurgence of the island's economy - at present paralysed.

    The plan if for an independent republic with a Greek Cypriot President and a Turkish Vice-Preside. Constitutional safeguard will prevent the island from joining either Greece or Turkey.

    Cyprus facts: In the 3- year old conflict, 600 lives lost including 142 Britons; cost of the emergency estimated at GBP20M. Eighty per cent of the 536,000 islanders are Greek expected to withdraw some of her 35000 troops, agree to the return of Makarios, exiled three years ago, offer an amnesty and see-conduct to Eoka leader Dighemns (Colonel George Grivas) and his followers, release the 1,450 Cypriots held in detention camps.

    Quote from Athens: Prime Minister Karamanlis "This marks a milestone on the history of Cyprus."

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8HIM3YPQY5WMV07JYO3DIZEM6
    Media URN:
    VLVA8HIM3YPQY5WMV07JYO3DIZEM6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/02/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:57:00
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    N/A

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