• Short Summary

    LEADERS OF THE GREEK AND TURKISH COMMUNITIES IN CYPRUS ARE DISCUSSING TURKISH-CYPRIOT PROPOSALS FOR LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT IN ALL TURKISH AREAS OF THE ISLAND.

  • Description

    LEADERS OF THE GREEK AND TURKISH COMMUNITIES IN CYPRUS ARE DISCUSSING TURKISH-CYPRIOT PROPOSALS FOR LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT IN ALL TURKISH AREAS OF THE ISLAND. WEEKLY TALKS BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES TO BRIDGE THE ISLAND'S DEEP DIVISIONS BEGAN OVER A YEAR AGO, BUT HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN FILMED.

    THE TALKS BETWEEN MR. GLAFKOS CLERIDES, THE GREEK REPRESENTATIVE, AND MR. RAUF DENKTASH, THE TURKISH LEADER, ARE AIMED AT BRINGING THE TWO COMMUNITIES TOGETHER IN A UNITED ADMINISTRATION AFTER MORE THAN FIVE YEARS OF INTERMITTENT CIVIL CONFLICT.

    A WEEK AGO (25 AUGUST) THE TWO MEN SAID THEY HAD REACHED THE STAGE OF SPECIFIC PROPOSALS ON DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF A POSSIBLE SETTLEMENT AFTER GENERAL DISCUSSIONS LASTING OVER A YEAR.

    ONE OBSTACLE TO PROGRESS IS SUSPICION AMONG THE GREEK CYPRIOTS THAT DEMANDS FROM THE TURKISH MINORITY FOR LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT MIGHT INTERFERE WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF A UNITARY STATE.

    MEANWHILE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS YESTERDAY (1 SEPTEMBER) CONDEMNED THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GREEK-CYPRIOT "NATIONAL FRONT" GROUP, BANNED BY HIS GOVERNMENT LAST THURSDAY (28 AUGUST). HE SAID THE CLANDESTINE GROUP'S CRIMINAL AND ANTI-NATIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDED "MURDERS AND ATTEMPTED MURDERS, PLANTING OF BOMBS, THREATENING LEAFLETS AND LETTERS AGAINST JOURNALISTS AND PERSONS HOLDING PUBLIC OFFICE".

    HE SAID HE DID NOT THINK THE GROUP'S AIM WAS ENOSIS (UNION WITH GREECE), BUT EVEN IF IT WERE, ENOSIS COULD NOT BE ACHIEVED BY BOMBS AND THE MURDER OF GREEKS. "I WILL OPPOSE THIS ANTI-NATIONAL FRONT EVEN IF THIS RESULTS IN MY BECOMING ITS TARGET", THE PRESIDENT SAID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVACMR0ISNH601TRBSQ3H85ZZQH8
    Media URN:
    VLVACMR0ISNH601TRBSQ3H85ZZQH8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/09/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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