• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS TODAY (SATURDAY), VISITED THE GREEK CYPRIOT SANDBAG GUN POST ACROSS THE ROAD IN FRONT OF THE LEDRA PALACE HOTEL IN NICOSIA.

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    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS TODAY (SATURDAY), VISITED THE GREEK CYPRIOT SANDBAG GUN POST ACROSS THE ROAD IN FRONT OF THE LEDRA PALACE HOTEL IN NICOSIA. TWO HOURS AFTER HIS VISIT, GREEK-CYPRIOTS REMOVED THE POSITION WHICH HAS BEEN A 'TENSION POINT' AND THE SCENE OF FRICTION BETWEEN TROOPS OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND GREEK-CYPRIOTS DURING THE PAST 48 HOURS.

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS SPENT ABOUT 40 MINUTES IN THE AREA, ACCOMPANIED BY THE COMMANDER OF THE UNITED NATIONS FORCE, GENERAL GYANI. NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ANOTHER ARMED POSITION BEHIND THE HOTEL ARE CONTINUING, AND IN THE MEANTIME, BRITISH TROOPS ARE STRENGTHENING THEIR OWN FORTIFICATIONS TO GUARD U.N. STAFF AND PREVENT TRAFFIC CROSSING THE CEASEFIRE, OR 'GREEN LINE'.

    ORIGINALLY THE GREEK-CYPRIOTS OBJECTED TO BRITISH ORDERS TO TAKE THE WALL DOWN, IN THE GROUNDS THAT IT WAS A REPLY TO SIMILAR TURKISH POSITIONS BUILT EARLIER, FURTHER DOWN THE STREET. UNITED NATIONS SOURCES SAID THEY REGARDED ITS REMOVAL AS A TEST CASE OF THE AUTHORITIES WILLINGNESS TO CO-OPERATE.

    THE LEGDRA PALACE HOTEL - NICOSIA'S LEADING HOTEL - IS THE RESIDENCE OF MANY OF THE WORLD'S PRESSMEN COVERING THE CYPRUS SITUATION, AND A NUMBER OF UNITED NATIONS PERSONNEL. IT STRADDLES THE GREEN LINE BETWEEN THE CITY'S GREEK AND TURKISH SECTORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LGPBSSC0IZ7AQTDK4CE0DRDR
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LGPBSSC0IZ7AQTDK4CE0DRDR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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