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Cyprus Coup #235289

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jul 15, 1974
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(Studio) Cyprus government overthrown by military coup. National Guard lays siege to Nicosia, Cyprus, and ousts President Makarios. Army names Nikos Sampson as new pres. United Nations Secretary Waldheim reports Makarios still alive. Radio broadcast by President Makarios detailed. Makarios confirms that he's still alive. Fighting sporadic, communication from Cyprus limited. Cyprus won independence in 1960, but fighting between Turks and Greeks on island nearly constant.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(United Nations) United Nations placed peace-keeping force in Cyprus to keep Turkey and Greece from interfering in Cyprus. Greek factions support union with Greece; Turks on Cyprus want to remain independent. [Last Friday MAKARIOS - states Greek government controls National Guard on Cyprus.]
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) American reaction quick; urges all nations against interference in Cyprus' internal affairs.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Hottelet, Richard C.

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