• Short Summary

    NEWS FROM CYPRUS TODAY (FRIDAY): A TURKISH-CYPRIOT WAS SHOT DEAD IN NICOSIA, NEAR THE 'GREEN' OR CEASEFIRE LINE; AND SHOOTING HAS BROKEN OUT FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING AT THE VILLAGE OF AYIOS THEODOROS.

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    NEWS FROM CYPRUS TODAY (FRIDAY): A TURKISH-CYPRIOT WAS SHOT DEAD IN NICOSIA, NEAR THE 'GREEN' OR CEASEFIRE LINE; AND SHOOTING HAS BROKEN OUT FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING AT THE VILLAGE OF AYIOS THEODOROS.

    YESTERDAY (THURSDAY) A FREE-FOR-ALL BROKE OUT BETWEEN ABOUT 50 MEMBERS OF THE BRITISH CONTINGENTS TO THE UNITED NATIONS PEACE-KEEPING FORCE AND SCORES OF GREEK-CYPRIOT YOUTHS. THE INCIDENT TOOK PLACE NEAR THE MAIN SQUARE IN NICOSIA, JUST OFF LEDRA STREET. MILITARY POLICE WERE SOON ON THE SPOT TO PREVENT THE TROUBLE FROM SPREADING AND DEVELOPING INTO SOMETHING A GOOD DEAL MORE SERIOUS. THE SOLDIERS WERE BUNDLED INTO LORRIES AND DRIVEN OFF AMID A SHOWER OF STONES AND OTHER MISSILES. AT LEAST ONE MISSILE WAS RIGHT ON TARGET AND ONE OF THE SOLDIERS WAS KNOCKED FORM HIS SEAT.

    TENSION IS STILL HIGH IN THE KYRENIA PASS AREA, NORTH OF NICOSIA, WHERE GREEK AND TURKISH-CYPRIOTS FACE EACH OTHER FROM THEIR RESPECTIVE FORTIFIED POSITIONS. YESTERDAY THE CYPRUS MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR, MR. GEORGADJIS ACCOMPANIED THE GENERAL IN CHARGE OF THE GREEK TROOPS ON THE ISLAND, GENERAL PANDELIDES, ON A TOUR OF GREEK-CYPRIOT POSITIONS. BEFORE VISITING THE POSTS - MANY OF THEM IN VERY INACCESSIBLE POSITIONS - THE MINISTER PUT ON MILITARY UNIFORM. GENERAL PANDELIDES MADE THE JOURNEY BY DONKEY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC52E64QIRV8W2A21095HQHZC9
    Media URN:
    VLVAC52E64QIRV8W2A21095HQHZC9
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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