• Short Summary

    ALL 18-YEAR-OLD GREEK-CYPRIOT ??? WERE TODAY (MONDAY) CONSCRIPTED INTO THE CYPRUS NATIONAL GUARD FOLLOWING A?

  • Description

    ALL 18-YEAR-OLD GREEK-CYPRIOT ??? WERE TODAY (MONDAY) CONSCRIPTED INTO THE CYPRUS NATIONAL GUARD FOLLOWING A CYPRIOT GOVERNMENT EDICT TO THAT EFFECT ANNOUNCED ON JANUARY 8. EARLY THIS MORNING CONSCRIPTS ASSEMBLED FOR REGISTRATION IN THE NIGOSIA STADIUM.

    TURKEY HAS DEMANDED THE DISBANDING OF THE NATIONAL GUARD, BUT PRESIDENT MAKARIOS INSISTS THIS COULD BE NEGOTIATED ONLY IN THE FRAMEWORK OF A GENERAL SETTLEMENT OF THE CYPRUS PROBLEM. SO, TODAY RECRUITS WENT THROUGH THE VARIOUS PROCESSES OF CONSCRIPTION - CLASSIFICATION UNDER TOWN OF BIRTH, REGISTRATION. AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION.

    COMPULSORY SERVICE IN THE NATIONAL GUARD WAS EXTENDED LAST YEAR FROM 18 MONTHS TO TWO YEARS AND ITS STRENGTH IS NOW ESTIMATED AT 10,000, WITH MANY MORE RESERVISTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR COMPULSORY SERVICE. MEANWHILE, THE GREEK GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO WITHDRAW HER TROOPS FROM CYPRUS UNDER THE AGREEMENT REACHED WITH TURKEY LAST MONTH (DECEMBER 1967).

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9NSEITSG1QAXWHN4SKPOIUUPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NSEITSG1QAXWHN4SKPOIUUPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/01/1968
    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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