• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S SPECIAL ENVOY CYPRUS VANCE AND PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS HAD TALKS LASTING UNTIL EARLY THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) AND WERE DUE TO MEET AGAIN WITHIN HOURS.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S SPECIAL ENVOY CYPRUS VANCE AND PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS HAD TALKS LASTING UNTIL EARLY THIS MORNING (SATURDAY) AND WERE DUE TO MEET AGAIN WITHIN HOURS. MR. VANCE HAD FLOWN INTO NICOSIA FROM ATHENS LAST NIGHT ON A SURPRISE VISIT, WHICH WAS TAKEN BY OBSERVERS AS A SIGN THAT THERE MIGHT BE LAST-MINUTE COMPLICATIONS IN A REPORTED PEACE AGREEMENT BETWEEN GREECE AND TURKEY.

    THE AMERICAN ENVOY SPEND THREE HOURS WITH PRESIDENT MAKARIOS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE BEFORE MERGING TO ANNOUNCE THAT THE DISCUSSIONS HAD BEEN ADJOURNED UNTIL THIS MORNING.

    IT WAS BELIEVED THAT THE TALKS CENTRED ROUND THE QUESTION OF DISSOLVING THE 12,000-STRONG GREEK-CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD - ONE OF THE BASIC CONSTITUENTS OF THE REPORTED ACCORD.

    THE GREECE-TURKEY AGREEMENT EMERGED FROM THREE DAYS OF HECTIC SHUTTLING BETWEEN THE THREE CAPITALS BY MR. VANCE, NATO SECRETARY-GENERAL MANLIO BROSIO AND U THANT'S SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, DR. JOSE ROLZ-BENNETT. ALL THREE WENT INTO THE AREA WHEN THE CRISIS THREATENED TO BURST INTO OPEN CONFLICT LAST MONTH. MR. VANCE WAS THE ONLY PEACE ENVOY LEFT, AND WAS ON HIS WAY HOME WHEN HE MADE THE SUDDEN SWITCH TO CYPRUS.

    UNDERCURRENTS OF TENSION STILL LINGERED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN WITH REPORTS OF FURTHER TURKISH AIR FORCE FLIGHTS ARE CYPRUS YESTERDAY. THE ARMED FORCES OF BOTH COUNTRIES REMAINED ON THE ALERT.

    THE TERMS OF THE SETTLEMENT, AS REPORTED IN THE THREE CAPITALS, CALL FOR GREECE AND TURKEY TO WITHDRAW ALL ILLEGALLY INFILTRATED TROOPS FROM THE ISLAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9FWGNG9U7PB6P1Y4BSS9RA08Y
    Media URN:
    VLVA9FWGNG9U7PB6P1Y4BSS9RA08Y
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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