• Short Summary

    GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), BEGAN TO DISMANTLE BARRICADES AND ROAD BLOCKS THEY SET UP DURING THE RECENT COMMUNAL CLASHES.

  • Description

    GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS TODAY (WEDNESDAY), BEGAN TO DISMANTLE BARRICADES AND ROAD BLOCKS THEY SET UP DURING THE RECENT COMMUNAL CLASHES. THE STEP IS PART OF AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES, ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY), BY THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER, SIR ARTHUR CLARK, TO RESTORE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE ISLAND. SIR ARTHUR CALLED IT A "MAJOR ACHIEVEMENT".

    NEVERTHELESS TENSION BETWEEN THE TWO SIDES HAS FAR FROM DISAPPEARED. BRITISH TROOPS ARE MAINTAINING THEIR WATCH FOR FURTHER TROUBLES WHICH MIGHT WRECK THE CHANCES OF THE TALKS DUE TO OPEN IN LONDON NEXT WEEK. THEIR ACTIVITIES ARE ESPECIALLY CONCENTRATED ALONG THE PARTITION LINE BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES IN NICOSIA. THEY MAKE A STRICT CHECK OF THE IDENTITY OF EVERYONE COMING INTO THE AREA, WHILE ABOVE, OTHER TROOPS MAINTAIN A ROOF-TOP WATCH.

    WHILE THE AGREEMENT WAS DUE TO COME INTO EFFECT AT 0600 HOURS LOCAL TIME, THE REMOVAL OF THE BARRICADES GOT OFF TO A SLOW START, AND IT WILL BE SOME TIME BEFORE THE OVERALL PICTURE CAN BE SEEN. IN NICOSIA ALONE, THERE ARE AN ESTIMATED 100 ROADBLOCKS OF VARIOUS KINDS. THE AGREEMENT ALSO COVERS THE REPAIR OF THE TELEPHONE LINES CUT DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE EMERGENCY - ESPECIALLY THOSE BETWEEN THE TURKISH CYPRIOT QUARTER OF NICOSIA AND THE NORTH COAST TOWN OF KYRENIA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAHUO33Q1MOJ7RCGF0KHASYGV4
    Media URN:
    VLVAAHUO33Q1MOJ7RCGF0KHASYGV4
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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