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Cyprus / Airport #29334

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 25, 1974
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(Studio) Acting president Cyprus and leader Turkish-Cypriot community discuss plans to reopen Nicosia airport. Report on Soviet influence.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Nicosia, Cyprus) Airport closed;under United Nations control. Greek-Cypriots see airport as symbol of their government control. Turks say no. Greeks demand Turks relent and retreat. They're rebuilding old unused runway to handle Soviet-made jets. Representatives in Moscow responding to Soviet offer of new planes. Deal would give Soviets big influence here. [General Director Ministry of Communications Panayiotis KAZAMIAS - says have to offer Cyprus air connections with rest of world.] Turks and Greeks may agree to let UN reopen and run airport. Airport will be multimillion dollar prize in settlement. US-Cyprus relations involved.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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