• Short Summary

    Turkish Cypriots have been celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, but in the Greek part of the divided island there were simultaneous protests last week (20 July) against the continuing Turkish occupation.

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    Turkish Cypriots have been celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, but in the Greek part of the divided island there were simultaneous protests last week (20 July) against the continuing Turkish occupation. The Turkish invasion in 1974 was calculated to prevent an attempt by Greece to annex Cyprus. Since then differences have smouldered along the Attila Line..The boundary separating the Turkish communities in the north from the Greek communities in the south.

    SYNOPSIS: Cyprus President Spyros Kyprianou wants Cyprus united and independent, and as if to underscore his conviction, this girl told the crowd what it is like to come from a village which is now under Turkish occupation. Her speech was addressed to United Nation's Secretary General Dr. Kurt Waldheim, who has been involved in discussions seeking a peaceful solution. But feelings on both sides run high, and with a quarter of a million people displaced, a peaceful solution is difficult to reach.

    President Kyprianou and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash have approached peace talks with reserved optimism, but the problem has reached a stalemate. And while these Greek Cypriots rallied against the self-proclaimed Turkish Federated State in the north, a few blocks further down from Liberty Square in Nicosia, the Turkish Cypriots celebrated.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAZWVP0FPKLBPLLTRPV0TR8OR3
    Media URN:
    VLVAZWVP0FPKLBPLLTRPV0TR8OR3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/07/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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