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Cyprus Coup #235313

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 1974
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(Studio) Cyprus President Makarios leaves island for Malta; warships of super powers converge on Cyprus and Turkey mobilizes battle forces, threatening to intervene. Fighting between pro-union Greek Cypriots and pro-independence Cypriots breaks out. Makarios accuses Greeks of leading coup. Makarios headed for London under British asylum. United Nations Security Council called into emergency session to discuss situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Makarios believed to be on way to New York. [Cypriot ambassador Zenon ROSSIDES - states Makarios legitimate president Calls for United Nations resolution to stop fighting in Cyprus.] USSR supports Cypriot view. Greece denies complicity. Council adjourns without making any real decision.
REPORTER: Richard C. Hottelet

(Studio) Airports and seaports closed.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Turkey) Island shown from plane. Conflict seems confined to Greek community; Turkey threatens to intervene unless Britain does so.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

(Studio) State Department reissues warning against foreign intervention.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) United States ships at sea awaiting possibility of moving Americans off Cyprus. American fleet not on alert. Russian ships are heading toward Cyprus. Americans Mrs. Thomas E. Price and Miss Kelly Sutton received minor wounds from stray bullets last night.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Fenton, Tom;
Hottelet, Richard C.;
Schieffer, Bob
Duration:
00:05:40

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