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Cyprus Coup #32334

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 15, 1974
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(Studio) Cyprus government headed by Archbishop Makarios overthrown by National Guard. National Guard officers seek union with Greece.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Cyprus) President Makarios makes radio broadcast, urging persons to resist coup; details of broadcast outlined.
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Ldrs. of coup swear in own president, Nikos Sampson.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(London, England) United States troops stationed in Cyprus to keep peace between Turkish and Greek communities. Background details on problems in Cyprus reviewed. Greeks wanted union with Greece; Turks fight to maintain independence. Makarios' leadership discussed. Film of Cyprus shown.
REPORTER: Barrie Dunsmore

(Studio) Makarios granted interview to British reporter Michael Nicholson last Friday
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Cyprus) [MAKARIOS - recognizes fact that National Guard supports Greek government] Questioned about reaction if Greek regime refuses to withdraw officers from National Guard. [MAKARIOS - says he will disarm National Guard if necessary.] Asked about captured documents. [MAKARIOS - states he'll release documents if challenged.]
REPORTER: Michael Nicholson (British independent TV)

(Studio) Following Cyprus coup, troops in Greece and Turkey placed on military alert. United States State Department urges all nations to avoid interference in Cyprus situation. All Americans safe.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Dunsmore, Barrie;
Nicholson, Michael;
Smith, Howard K.

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