• Short Summary

    UNITED NATIONS TROOPS IN CYPRUS HAVE FAILED TO ESTABLISH A CEASEFIRE BETWEEN EMBATTLED TURKISH AND GREEK-CYPRIOTS IN THE KYRENIA MOUNTAINS, IN THE RUGGED NORTH OF THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    UNITED NATIONS TROOPS IN CYPRUS HAVE FAILED TO ESTABLISH A CEASEFIRE BETWEEN EMBATTLED TURKISH AND GREEK-CYPRIOTS IN THE KYRENIA MOUNTAINS, IN THE RUGGED NORTH OF THE ISLAND. THE FLARE-UP, THE WORST FOR FORTNIGHT, INVOLVES A HANDFUL OF TURKISH-CYPRIOTS HOLDING TWO PEAK DOMINATING THE NICOSIA-KYRENIA ROAD AND ABOUT 400 HEAVILY ARMED GREEK-CYPRIOTS, ATTEMPTING TO DISLODGE THEM.

    THE FIGHTING BROKE OUT AS PRESIDENT MAKARIOS OF CYPRUS HELD HIS FIRST MEETING IN ATHENS WITH GENERAL GRIVAS, THE FORMER EOKA LEADER.

    IN THE MEANTIME, PRESIDENT MAKARIOS IS CONTINUING HIS TALKS IN ATHENS WITH THE GREEK GOVERNMENT AND WITH GENERAL GRIVAS. THE 2 1/2 HOUR MEETING WITH THE FORMER EOKA LEADER ENDED WITH A DECLARATION BY GENERAL GRIVAS, THAT HE WAS PREPARED TO RETURN TO THE ISLAND AND OFFER HIS SERVICES IF NECESSARY.

    A MEMBER OF THE GENERAL'S ENTOURAGE SAID LATER THAT THE STATEMENT WAS NON-COMMITAL AS IT DID NOT INDICATE WHEN, AND IN WHICH CAPACITY, GENERAL GRIVAS WOULD AGREED TO RETURN TO CYPRUS.

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS DOES NOT RETURN TO THE ISLAND UNTIL TUESDAY, (APRIL 14), AND IS DUE TOMORROW TO MEET WITH THE GREEK PRIME MINISTER, AND LATER, WITH GENERAL GRIVAS AGAIN.

    FOR THE FINAL ROUND OF TALKS, THE ARCHBISHOP HAS SUMMONED TO ATHENS, MR. GEORGHADJIS, THE CYPRIOT MINISTER FOR THE INTERIOR, AND MR. KYPRIAANOU, THE FOREIGN MINISTER, WHO HAS BEE REPRESENTING CYPRUS AT THE UNITED NATIONS.

    A JOINT COMMUNIQUE ON THE RESULT OF THE CYPRIOT-GREEK TALKS IS EXPECTED TO BE ISSUED BEFORE THE ARCHBISHOP LEAVES ATHENS FOR NICOSIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABS09Y12G7QSX8IJRSGY401082
    Media URN:
    VLVABS09Y12G7QSX8IJRSGY401082
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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