• Short Summary

    LAST WEEKEND'S FIGHTING IN CYPRUS, HIGHLIGHTED THE DESPERATE POSITION OF THE TURKISH-CYPRIOTS IN THE NORTHWEST, BUT THE LONGER THE EMERGENCY GOES ON, THE SITUATION OF THE TURKISH-CYPRIOTS CRAMMED INTO THEIR QUARTER OF NICOSIA BECOMES ALMOST AS DESPERATE.

  • Description

    LAST WEEKEND'S FIGHTING IN CYPRUS, HIGHLIGHTED THE DESPERATE POSITION OF THE TURKISH-CYPRIOTS IN THE NORTHWEST, BUT THE LONGER THE EMERGENCY GOES ON, THE SITUATION OF THE TURKISH-CYPRIOTS CRAMMED INTO THEIR QUARTER OF NICOSIA BECOMES ALMOST AS DESPERATE.

    THE FOOD SHORTAGE IS NOW VERY SERIOUS. BASIC ITEMS LIKE FLOUR AND SUGAR USED TO BE SENT FROM TURKEY VIA THE RED CRESCENT ORGANISATION. IT ARRIVED AT GREEK CYPRIOT PORTS AND WAS ESCORTED THROUGH THE GREEK-CYPRIOT POSITIONS, FIRST BY THE BRITISH, AND LATER BY UNITED NATIONS TROOPS. BUT NOW EVEN THIS CHANNEL OF SUPPLY HAS BEEN CUT OFF. SUPPLIES OF MEAT AND VEGETABLES FROM OUTLYING TURKISH-CYPRIOT VILLAGES ARE ALSO DWINDLING. THE ONCE FLOURISHING "CENTRAL PERISHABLES MARKET" IS NOW BARE. TRADERS SIT ON EMPTY STALLS AND CHILDREN PLAY WITH THE BARROWS FORMERLY USED FOR TRANSPORTING PRODUCE. BUT IT IS NOT ONLY FOOD WHICH IS SCARCE - SPARE PARTS FOR VEHICLES ARE ALMOST UNOBTAINABLE - BUT THEN SUPPLIES OF FUEL AND PETROL HAVE ALSO RUN DRY.

    THE OFFICIAL SOCIAL SERVICES FOOD DISTRIBUTION CENTRES, ORIGINALLY ESTABLISHED TO FEED REFUGEES WHICH FLOCKED INTO THE SECTOR MONTHS AGO FROM OUTLYING VILLAGES, NOW SUPPLY THE ENTIRE POPULATION WITH BREAD - LARGELY BECAUSE BAKERIES HAVE NO KEROSINE TO FIRE THE OVENS.

    THE LEADER OF THE TURKISH-CYPRIOT COMMUNITY, DR. KUTCHUK IS AT THE CENTRE OF THE SECTOR'S ENTIRE SIEGE ORGANISATION - AND, BEING A MEDICAL MAN - HE IS ALSO TAKING A HAND WITH THE TREATMENT OF THE SICK, WOUNDED AND INJURED.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADSAAL0KDTIKSA8WEFRHGIFEYR
    Media URN:
    VLVADSAAL0KDTIKSA8WEFRHGIFEYR
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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