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    GENERAL GYANI, THE UNITED NATIONS COMMANDER IN CYPRUS, EXPRESSED HIS EXASPERATION OVER THE KIDNAPPING OF TURKISH CYPRIOTS WHEN HE TOURED FAMAGUSTA DOCKS YESTERDAY, (FRIDAY).

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    GENERAL GYANI, THE UNITED NATIONS COMMANDER IN CYPRUS, EXPRESSED HIS EXASPERATION OVER THE KIDNAPPING OF TURKISH CYPRIOTS WHEN HE TOURED FAMAGUSTA DOCKS YESTERDAY, (FRIDAY). WITH PRESIDENT MAKARIOS, THE GENERAL HAD GONE TO FAMAGUSTA TO DISCUSS THE RETURN TO WORK OF 32 TURKISH CYPRIOT DOCKERS. THEY HAVE BEEN AFRAID TO LEAVE THE OLD WALLED CITY BECAUSE OF THE WAVE OF KIDNAPPING WHICH HAS FOLLOWED THE SHOOTING OF GREEK ARMY OFFICERS LAST MONDAY. ARMED GREEK CYPRIOTS COVERED THE PROCESSION WITH THEIR SMALL ARMS.

    AS THE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL GYANI WALKED THROUGH THE DOCKS TO A TUMULTUOUS WELCOME FROM GREEKS ON THE DOCKS AND SHIPS, THE GENERAL LOST PATIENCE WHILE LISTENING TO A STRING OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE TURKS. HE WHEELED ROUND TO THE OFFICIAL, SAYING: "DON'T YOU TALK TO ME ABOUT THE TURKS WHEN YOU GREEKS HAVE BEEN ABDUCTING THEM FROM THE NAAFI". A SOOTHING HAND WAS PLACED ON HIS SHOULDER BY PRESIDENT MAKARIOS, BUT THE GENERAL SAID: "I'M SORRY, SIR, THIS MAN HAS GOT TO BE TOLD."
    FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WERE CONDUCTED AWAY FROM THE CROWD AT THE DISTRICT OFFICER'S HEADQUARTERS. THE PRESIDENT MADE THE CHANGE OF PLAN HAVING SENSED GENERAL GYANI'S DISAPPOINTMENT OVER THE SETBACK TO NEGOTIATIONS FOLLOWING THE FAMAGUSTA SHOOTINGS. AFTERWARDS, GENERAL GYANI VISITED THE TURKISH CYPRIOT QUARTER AND SPOKE OF THE GENERAL HOPE THAT CALM WOULD SOON RETURN TO THE CITY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACUN5YZ5WKK9CSH5GOMMAAV7WD
    Media URN:
    VLVACUN5YZ5WKK9CSH5GOMMAAV7WD
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1964
    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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