• Short Summary

    THE TOWN OF KTIMA, IN SOUTHWEST CYPRUS, WAS REPORTED QUIET TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF BITTER FIGHTING BETWEEN THE GREEK AND TURKISH COMMUNITIES.

  • Description

    THE TOWN OF KTIMA, IN SOUTHWEST CYPRUS, WAS REPORTED QUIET TONIGHT (TUESDAY) AFTER THREE DAYS OF BITTER FIGHTING BETWEEN THE GREEK AND TURKISH COMMUNITIES.

    IN YESTERDAY'S FIGHTING MANY BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED BY FIRE AND BY ARMOURED BULLDOZERS WHICH WERE DRIVEN INTO PREMISES SUSPECTED OF SHIELDING HIDDEN SNIPERS. THE SCENE TODAY WAS ONE OF DESOLATION IN SOME AREAS: MANY BUILDINGS WERE GUTTED OF DAMAGED BY FIRE, MANY MORE POCKED AND WINDOWLESS AFTER WITHSTANDING HOURS OF HEAVY GUNFIRE. IN THE CITY MARKET PLACE, DONKEYS WANDER ABOUT UNTETHERED AMID THE DEBRIS OF ABANDONED CARS AND TRUCKS.

    THE SITUATION IN THE TOWN HOWEVER REMAINS TENSE. BRITISH FORCES THEMSELVES BECAME INVOLVED IN THE FIGHTING AND THIS HAS LED TO COMMENTS FROM SOME ISLAND LEADERS. THE CYPRIOT POLICE CHIEF, MR. PAPAGEORGIOU HAS SAID THAT BRITISH ARMOURED CARS "WERE USED DELIBERATELY TO BLOCK THE WAY OF GREEK CYPRIOT ARMOURED BULLDOZERS ADVANCING ON TURKISH POSITIONS".

    (MEANWHILE REPORTS FROM ANKARA SAY THAT ALL NAVAL LEAVE HAS BEEN CANCELLED IN SOUTHERN TURKISH PORTS. THIS FOLLOWS A STATEMENT MADE TO THE TURKISH PARLIAMENT BY THE FOREIGN MINISTER MR. FERIDUM ERKIN IN WHICH HE SAID "TURKEY WILL TAKE NECESSARY MEASURES IN VIEW OF THE CONTINUATION OF FIGHTING IN CYPRUS."
    LIEUTENANT GENERAL PREM SINGH GYANI, THE UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE IN CYPRUS WHO WAS TO HAVE LEFT THE ISLAND TOMORROW FOR "URGENT PERSONAL REASONS" HAS ANNOUNCED HE HAS POSTPONED HIS TRIP IN VIEW OF THE TENSE SITUATION THERE.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEKUR0KS0JZ8MYK9NF2TLW4F3X
    Media URN:
    VLVAEKUR0KS0JZ8MYK9NF2TLW4F3X
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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