• Short Summary

    The United Nations Security Council has been debating the Cyprus question once again at the request of the island's government, which has appealed to the Council to demand the withdrawal of Turkish troops.

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    The United Nations Security Council has been debating the Cyprus question once again at the request of the island's government, which has appealed to the Council to demand the withdrawal of Turkish troops. But Turkey says the debate is unnecessary. The complaint was prompted by a recent decision by Turkey to open up the previously-sealed area of Famagusta to settlement by Turkish Cypriots. Turkey has occupied the richer northern area of the island since 1974. Opening the latest debate on Wednesday (31 August), Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Christophides said Turkey was in breach of previous U.N. Resolutions on Cyprus.

    SYNOPSIS Speaking in French, the Greek Permanent Representative at the United Nations, Mr. George Papoulias, told the Security Council that the negative attitude shown by Turkey towards Cyprus contrasted sharply with the feelings expressed many times by the Greek side. He made special mention of a letter written on the 23rd August to a United Nations special representative by Greek Cypriot negotiator Mr. Papadopoulos.

    Mr. Papoulias also praised the efforts of U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim, but Cypriot Community representative Vedat Celik said the United Nations was not the place to solve the Cyprus problem.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWJHKWKHNR7X497Y0Q6IHELXA
    Media URN:
    VLVADWJHKWKHNR7X497Y0Q6IHELXA
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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