• Short Summary

    ON TUESDAY (27 APRIL) DR ROBERTO GUYER, THE NEWLY-APPOINTED UNITED NATIONS UNDER SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR SPECIAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BEGAN A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH CYPRUS GOVERNMENT AND TURKISH-CYPRIOT LEADERS.

  • Description

    ON TUESDAY (27 APRIL) DR ROBERTO GUYER, THE NEWLY-APPOINTED UNITED NATIONS UNDER SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR SPECIAL POLITICAL AFFAIRS, BEGAN A SERIES OF MEETINGS WITH CYPRUS GOVERNMENT AND TURKISH-CYPRIOT LEADERS. THE TALKS ARE BEING HELD AT A TIME WHEN INTER-COMMUNAL RELATIONS HAVE REACHED THEIR LOWEST EBB FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS.

    THE SECOND DAY OF TALKS, HELD ON WEDNESDAY (28 APRIL) OVER A WORKING LUNCHEON, WAS ATTENDED BY FOREIGN DIPLOMATS AND TURKISH AND GREEK CYPRIOT LEADERS. THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS, ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, SAID IN A NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW PUBLISHED THE DAY BEFORE THE TALKS STARTED, THAT THE NEW TURKISH GOVERNMENT WAS PLANNING TO DECLARE THOSE AREAS IN THE ISLAND WHICH ARE NOW UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE TURKISH CYPRIOTS A TURKISH PROVINCE IN THE EVENT OF THE FAILURE OF THE TALKS.

    SYNOPSIS: IN CYPRUS, A SERIES OF MEETINGS BEGAN ON WEDNESDAY BETWEEN TURKISH AND GREEN CYPRIOT LEADERS. THE TALKS WERE CONDUCTED BY DOCTOR ROBERTO GUYER, THE NEWLY-APPOINTED UNITED NATIONS UNDER SECRETARY-GENERAL....THEY COME AT A TIME WHEN INTER-COMMUNAL RELATIONS IN CYPRUS HAVE REACHED THE IR LOWEST EBB IN THREE YEARS.

    THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR TO CYPRUS, MR POPPER, ARRIVED FOR THE SECOND DAY OF THE TALKS -- HELD OVER A WORKING LUNCHEON ON THURSDAY. MR PANAYIOTAKOS, THE GREEK AMBASSADOR, ALSO ATTENDED THE MEETING AT THE PRIVATE RESIDENCE.

    THE ASSISTANT BRITISH HIGH COMMISSIONER IN CYPRUS, MR MICHAEL SCOTT, REPRESENTED BRITAIN'S POINT OF VIEW AT THE LUNCHEON MEETING. TURKISH ATTACHE MR INHPON WAS ALSO AT THE TALKS ON THURSDAY.

    MR RAUF DENKTASH, THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT NEGOTIATOR WHO RETURNED ONLY LAST WEEK FROM ANKARA AFTER BRIEFING THE NEW TURKISH GOVERNMENT ON THE CYPRUS SITUATION, ARRIVED ONLY MINUTER BEFORE HIS GREEK-CYPRIOT OPPOSITE NUMBER MR GLAFKOS CLERIDES.

    THE TALKS ARE AIMED AT RECONCILING THE TWO COMMUNITIES AFTER MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS OF SEPARATION AND CONFLICT ON THE ISLAND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACE85CAAZ2CVUVAWH16TVQMNBO
    Media URN:
    VLVACE85CAAZ2CVUVAWH16TVQMNBO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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