• Short Summary

    WITH THE FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE TROUBLED ISLAND OF CYPRUS, AND THE PROBLEMS WHICH FACE GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS IN THEIR ATTEMPTS TO CO-EXIST, IT IS PERHAPS SALUTARY TO LOOK AT AN AREA WHERE A PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED - THE FRONTIER REGION OF THRACE.

  • Description

    WITH THE FORTHCOMING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE TROUBLED ISLAND OF CYPRUS, AND THE PROBLEMS WHICH FACE GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS IN THEIR ATTEMPTS TO CO-EXIST, IT IS PERHAPS SALUTARY TO LOOK AT AN AREA WHERE A PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE HAS BEEN ACHIEVED - THE FRONTIER REGION OF THRACE.

    AFTER THE RECENT DISPUTE WITH TURKEY IN CYPRUS, THE GREEK GOVERNMENT HAS PAID SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE PROBLEMS OF THESE FRONTIER COMMUNITIES, AND BOTH ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL HELP HAS BEEN FORTHCOMING. ESSENTIALLY AN AGRICULTURAL REGION, THRACE HAS RECEIVED MUCH AID FROM THE AGRICULTURAL BANK OF GREECE. SUPPLEMENTARY LOANS HAVE RECENTLY BEEN GRANTED FOR USE BY THE MOSLEMS ON THEIR TOBACCO PLANTATIONS. SOCIAL INSURANCE AND FREE EDUCATION HAVE NOW BEEN EXTENDED TO THE MOSLEM COMMUNITIES, AND OTHER MOVES HAVE BEEN MADE TO ENSURE A HARMONIOUS AND CONSTRUCTIVE CO-EXISTENCE.

    BUT THERE IS ALREADY A STRONG TRADITION OF FRIENDLY COMMUNAL EXISTENCE. FREEDOM OF RELIGION ALLOWS BOTH GREEKS AND MOSLEMS TO CULTIVATE THEIR OWN TRADITIONAL WAYS OF LIFE. EVERY FACILITY IS SHARED, AND THERE IS NO DISCRIMINATION AS REGARDS THE TREATMENT EACH FAITH RECEIVES. THE PAPERS COME FROM THE SAME STAND; AND A CUP OF COFFEE CAN BE ENJOYED AROUND THE TABLES OF THE SAME COFFEE SHOP.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEM0G4EAIQJSR3FZDSD4PJBDV3
    Media URN:
    VLVAEM0G4EAIQJSR3FZDSD4PJBDV3
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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