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    LATEST MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE CYPRUS SITUATION: GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS HAS TAKEN OVER COMMAND OF THE GREEK-CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD AND SECURITY FORCES.

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    LATEST MAJOR DEVELOPMENT IN THE CYPRUS SITUATION: GENERAL GEORGE GRIVAS HAS TAKEN OVER COMMAND OF THE GREEK-CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD AND SECURITY FORCES.

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY), THE BODY OF THE TURKISH PILOT, WHOSE PLANE EXPLODED DURING A JET FIGHTER ATTACK ON THE PORT OF XEROS, IN THE NORTHWEST OF CYPRUS DURING THE WEEKEND, WAS FLOWN BACK TO TURKEY. THE PLANE CARRYING THE COFFIN LANDED AT A MILITARY AIRBASE OUTSIDE ANKARA. IT WAS MET WITH FULL MILITARY HONOURS, AND AS THE COFFIN WAS CARRIED FROM THE PLAN TO A WAITING AMBULANCE, IT WAS FOLLOWED BY OFFICERS CARRYING 20 WREATHS, WHICH WERE ALSO BROUGHT FROM THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT COMMUNITY ON THE ISLAND.

    THE FUNERAL IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE TODAY (FRIDAY) IN ISTANBUL. THE EVENT IS ALSO BEING MARKED BY A MILITARY PARADE IN ANKARA.

    (THE DEAD PILOT, CAPTAIN GENGIZ TOPER, DIED IN HOSPITAL AFTER PARACHUTING FROM HIS AIRCRAFT AND BEING CAPTURED BY THE GREEK-CYPRIOTS. BEFORE LEAVING CYPRUS, THE BODY WAS HANDED OVER TO TURKISH-CYPRIOTS, WHO CARRIED IT TO A MEMORIAL TO ALL TURKS KILLED IN CYPRUS SINCE 1570, BEFORE IT WAS TAKEN TO THE AIRPORT FOR THE JOURNEY TO ANKARA.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAXOTWVLGPWY5E05JFS2JSQYSR
    Media URN:
    VLVAAXOTWVLGPWY5E05JFS2JSQYSR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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