• Short Summary

    ABOUT 400 GREEK TROOPS LEFT THE PORT OF FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) - THE FIRST TO DEPART UNDER LAST WEEK'S GRECO-TURKISH AGREEMENT TO REMOVE ALL 'ILLEGAL' SOLDIERS FROM THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    ABOUT 400 GREEK TROOPS LEFT THE PORT OF FAMAGUSTA, CYPRUS, YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) - THE FIRST TO DEPART UNDER LAST WEEK'S GRECO-TURKISH AGREEMENT TO REMOVE ALL 'ILLEGAL' SOLDIERS FROM THE ISLAND. AND AS THEY DID SO, NICOSIAN SCHOOLS WERE AGAIN ON STRIKE, ORGANISING VIGOROUS DEMONSTRATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE RETIRING GREEK ARMY.

    THE REMOVAL OF THE GREEK TROOPS WAS ONE OF TURKEY'S MAIN DEMANDS IN THE RECENT CRISIS, AND ABOUT 7,000 TROOPS ARE EXPECTED TO BE WITHDRAWN. DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS, WITHDRAWAL OF BOTH GREEK AND TURKISH TROOPS IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON A LARGE SCALE, UNDER UNITED NATIONS SUPERVISION.

    YESTERDAY'S (FRIDAY) STUDENT DEMONSTRATION RIVALED EARLIER ONES IN INTENSITY. AMID A GREAT DEAL OF SHOUTING STUDENTS ASSEMBLED TO HEAR SPEAKERS IN NICOSIA'S MAIN STADIUM. A PARADE THROUGH THE STREETS FOLLOWED, THE DEMONSTRATORS CARRYING STICKS AND FORCEFUL SLOGANS EXPRESSING THEIR SUPPORT OF THE GREEK ARMY. SEVERAL OF THE BOARDS DECLARED 'WE ARE READY FOR EVERY SACRIFICE'; OTHERS SAID 'MAKARIOS - WE ARE AT YOUR SIDE' AND 'HEIL GRIVAS - THE GREEK ARMY SHOULD STAY'.

    ON THURSDAY NIGHT THERE WAS A RENEWED OUTBREAK OF DISSENTIST BOMBING. AN EXPLOSION IN THE FORD REPAIR WORKS DAMAGED SEVERAL CARS, AND SET FIRE TO A TRACTOR.

    SYNOPSIS: UNDER THE ALLIANCE MADE BETWEEN TURKEY, GREECE AND CYPRUS, AT THE TIME OF THE ISLAND'S INDEPENDENCE, ONLY 950 MILITIAMEN ARE ALLOWED ON CYPRUS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OCOP7PZ00WTZVN8S82IEGM7I
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OCOP7PZ00WTZVN8S82IEGM7I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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