• Short Summary

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT WILL REMOVE ALL GREEK ARMED POSTS AND FORTIFICATIONS IN THE DISTRICTS OF PAPHOS, LIMASSOL AND LARNACA FROM 8 A.

  • Description

    PRESIDENT MAKARIOS ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) THAT THE CYPRUS GOVERNMENT WILL REMOVE ALL GREEK ARMED POSTS AND FORTIFICATIONS IN THE DISTRICTS OF PAPHOS, LIMASSOL AND LARNACA FROM 8 A.M. ON SATURDAY, AS A MOVE TOWARDS PACIFICATION OF CYPRUS.

    HE MADE AN EXCEPTION OF THE AREA OF KOKKINA IN THE NORTHERN PAPHOS DISTRICT, WHICH HAS REMAINED AN AREA OF TENSION SINCE THE TURKISH AIR FORCE BOMBING RAIDS LAST AUGUST, AND OF THOSE POSTS WHICH WERE DESIGNED FOR DEFENCE AGAINST EXTERNAL ATTACK.

    THE STATEMENT EMPHASISED THAT THE TURKISH CYPRIOT LEADERSHIP HAD NOT BEEN ASKED FOR A SIMILAR GESTURE, OUT EXPRESSED THE HOPE THAT THEY WOULD "SHOW A PROPER SPIRIT OF UNDERSTANDING AND WILL RESPOND ACCORDINGLY."
    THE STATEMENT SAID THAT THE UNITED NATION FORCES WOULD ASSIST THE NEW MEASURES, OUT MADE NO REFERENCE TO THE SITUATION IN NICOSIA WHERE THE TURKISH CYPRIOT COMMUNITY HAS BEEN PLACED UNDER RESTRICTION.

    WHILE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS WAS SPEAKING, THE COMMANDO UNIT OF THE GREEK-CYPRIOT NATIONAL GUARD WAS OUT ON EXERCISE ON THE SAINT HILARION MOUNTAIN. THE NATIONAL GUARD IS CURRENTLY ESTIMATED AT ABOUT 11,000 MEN. IT REACHED A PEAK AT THE HEIGHT OF HOSTILITIES LAST YEAR WHEN IT WAS BELIEVED TO HAVE 15,000 MEN, BUT SINCE THEN 22 UNITS HAVE BEEN DISBANDED.

    CONSCRIPTION WAS INTRODUCED IN CYPRUS LAST JUNE WHEN GREEK - CYPRIOTS WERE CALLED UPON TO DO SIX MONTHS SERVICE WITH THE NATIONAL GUARD. GENERAL GRIVAS COMMANDS THE ARMY.

    (WHEN THE CYPRUS CONSTITUTION WAS DRAWN UP, PROVISIONS WERE MADE FOR A CYPRUS ARMY OF 2,000 MEN CONSISTING OF 60 PER CENT GREEK-CYPRIOTS AND 40 PER CENT TURKISH-CYPRIOTS, OUT BECAUSE OF THE TROUBLE BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES THE CYPRUS ARMY WAS SHORT-LIVED.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC8G3ZZ6NH035Z7X5HEC79AIQQ
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8G3ZZ6NH035Z7X5HEC79AIQQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:06:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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