• Short Summary

    At a new conference in New York on Tuesday (23 July), the deposed President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, said he expected to return to Cyprus within the next few weeks.

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    At a new conference in New York on Tuesday (23 July), the deposed President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, said he expected to return to Cyprus within the next few weeks. The conference was held shortly after the news had broken that Mr. Nicos Sampson had resigned as President of Cyprus, and that the Greek Military Junta had stepped down to be replaced by a civilian government.

    Archbishop Makarios said that Mr. Glafces Clerides, who had taken over from Mr. Sampson, was only acting as an interim President on his behalf. The Archbishop also said he was gratified by the news of the end of military rule in Greece.

    He said "The restoration of democracy in Greece gives me great satisfaction, even (thought) it was achieved with the sacrifice of the lives of so many Greeks in Cyprus. "He thought the change of Government in Greece would be a great help to the situation in Cyprus.

    The Archbishop also welcomed the return to Athens of the former Greek Prime Minister, Mr. Constantine Karamanlis, and said he hoped that King Constantine would also return.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXH759RQYOF67Y22D2Q4185FT
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXH759RQYOF67Y22D2Q4185FT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/07/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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