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Cyprus Coup / Tension #235333

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 17, 1974
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(Studio) Fighting on Cyprus nearly over, but crisis conts. Diplomatic efforts try to dampen possible confrontation between Turkey and Greece. Turkish and Greek military on alert. United States, Britain, USSR all have ships within area of Cyprus. USSR blames Athens, Greece, for coup. 14 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) cntrys. support President Makarios. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger urges Turkey to be patient and use restraint. Ousted Makarios arrives in London for talks with British leaders
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Makarios welcomed enthusiastically by Cypriot supporters. [MAKARIOS - wants Britain to help Cyprus get rid of Greek dictatorship.] Makarios meets with Prime Min. Harold Wilson to discuss problems. Britain to help Makarios with diplomatic support but not military Makarios also meets with foreign secretary Calahan and recs. similar message. Turkey's prime minister also lands in Britain to discuss Cyprus with Prime Min. Wilson. Turks hold key to situation now. Makarios to fly to New York tomorrow to seek United Nations backing.
REPORTER: Charles Collingwood

(Studio) United States Undersecretary State Joseph Sisco to leave for London to confer with British and Turkish leaders with regard to Cyprus. Reporter Richard C. Hottelet summarizes situation.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Collingwood, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter

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