• Short Summary

    TWO TURKISH CYPRIOT MOSQUES IN THE GREEK QUARTER ON NICOSIA WERE DAMAGED BY TIME BOMBS EARLY MARCH 25 - THE 141ST ANNIVERSARY OF GREEK INDEPENDENCE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV MOSQUE
    0.05

    2.
    LV DAMAGE TO MINARET OF THE OMERGE MOSQUE
    0.09

    3.
    CU DAMAGED BRICKWORK
    0.13

    4.
    CU BRICKS AND RUBBLE ON GROUND
    0.16

    5.
    LV INTERIOR OF MOSQUE DAMAGE STREWN ABOUT
    0.20

    6.
    CU POLICEMAN LOOKING AT DAMAGE
    0.23

    7.
    LV INTERIOR OF STAIRWAY
    0.26

    8.
    CU TURKISH FLAG
    0.30

    9.
    SV DAMAGE
    0.34

    10.
    CU BROKEN GLASS ON WINDOW SILL
    0.37

    11.
    SV DAMAGE IN CENTRE OF ROOM
    0.40

    12.
    GV THE BAYRAKDAR MOSQUE
    0.46

    13.
    CU HOLE IN WALL
    0.49

    14.
    SV DAMAGED ROOF
    0.53

    15.
    LV DAMAGED MOSQUE
    0.56

    16.
    GV DITTO
    1.01



    Initials TDH/S/JR/CJB



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO TURKISH CYPRIOT MOSQUES IN THE GREEK QUARTER ON NICOSIA WERE DAMAGED BY TIME BOMBS EARLY MARCH 25 - THE 141ST ANNIVERSARY OF GREEK INDEPENDENCE. PRESIDENT MAKARIOS HAS CONDEMNED THE INCIDENTS AS "UNHOLY AND BARBARIC." DR.KUTCHUK, THE TURKISH CYPRIOT VICE-PRESIDENT, LATER BROADCAST TO THE TURKISH COMMUNITY, APPEALING FOR CALM.

    THE LARGER MERGE MOSQUE, ONLY 200 YARDS FROM THE GREEK ARCHBISHOPRIC, SUFFERED ONE ROOM, A WRECKED ROOF, AND DAMAGE TO THE MINARET.

    IN THE ANCIENT BAYRAKDAR MOSQUE, PLASTIC BOMBS, TIMED WITH AN ALARM CLOCK, WRECKED THE TOMB OF A TURKISH UNKNOWN SOLDIER AND DAMAGED THE ROSTRUM FROM WHICH THE HOJJA, READS THE KORAN.

    THE EXPLOSIONS WERE CUNNINGLY TIMED FOR 2 A.M. MOCK CANNONS WERE BEING FIRED AT THE SAME TIME IN THE INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATIONS. DR.KUTCHUK IS REPORTED AS SAYING: "... IT IS THE INTENTION OF CERTAIN GREEK CYPRIOTS TO CREATE NEW TROUBLES. EOKA DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED ON APRIL 1, AND I AM SURE THERE MAY BE NEW INCIDENTS."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TKPF7MP0BECX2K2D7ENDMGTB
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TKPF7MP0BECX2K2D7ENDMGTB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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