• Short Summary

    MR. POLYCARPOS GEORGHADJIS, FORMER INTERIOR MINISTER OF PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' CYPRIOT GOVERNMENT, WAS SHOT DEAD ON?

  • Description

    MR. POLYCARPOS GEORGHADJIS, FORMER INTERIOR MINISTER OF PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' CYPRIOT GOVERNMENT, WAS SHOT DEAD ON A LONELY ROAD OUTSIDE NICOSIA EARLY TODAY (MONDAY, MARCH 16TH).

    MR. GEORGHADJIS WAS ONE OF A NUMBER OF PEOPLE BANNED FROM LEAVING CYPRUS AFTER THE RECENT UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO ASSASSINATE PRESIDENT MAKARIOS. HE HAD BEEN TAKEN OFF A BEIRUT-BOUND AIRLINER LAST FRIDAY, A DAY AFTER BEING FINED 160 POUNDS STERLING FOR POSSESSION OF PISTOLS AND AMMUNITION WITHOUT A LICENCE.

    POLICE ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE WHAT MADE MR. GEORGHADJIS DRIVE OUT TO THE LONELY SPOT WHERE HE MET HIS DEATH BEFORE A HAIL OF REVOLVER AND MACHINEGUN FIRE. ONE REPORT IS THAT HE WAS KEEPING A RENDEZVOUS WITH AN ANONYMOUS CALLER WHO TELEPHONED HIS HOME PROMISING VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOOTING AT PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' HELICOPTER.

    ACCORDING TO THIS PARTICULAR REPORT, THE DAPPER, 39-YEAR-OLD FORMER MINISTER--FATHER OF TWO YOUNG CHILDREN--WAS SHOT IN HIS CAR BY TWO GUNMEN WHO FLED INTO THE NIGHT. A POLICEMAN ACCOMPANYING MR. GEORGHADJIS ESCAPED BEFORE THE SHOOTINGS.

    BUT A CYPRUS BROADCASTING CORPORATION NEWSCAST SAID THAT FORMER EOKA HERO GEORGHADJIS MADE THE RENDEZVOUS AT HIS OWN ARRANGEMENT WITH TWO MEN KNOWN TO HIM.

    UNTIL HE FELL FROM FAVOUR, MR. GEORGHADJIS HAD BEEN A KEY MEMBER OF PRESIDENT MAKARIOS' CABINET. DURING THE EOKA UPRISING AGAINST BRITAIN HE WAS NICKNAMED "HOUDINI" BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF TIMES HE ESCAPED FROM THE BRITISH AUTHORITIES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAT3OT3PFZT07VCV4U83CTPKIP
    Media URN:
    VLVAT3OT3PFZT07VCV4U83CTPKIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/03/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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