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Cyprus / Tension Follows Coup #32354

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 16, 1974
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(Studio) Tension escalates in Cyprus after coup carried out by National Guard. Turkey asks Great Britain to intervene in Cyprus matter. Deposed President Makarios flown to Malta by British Air Force. Ldrs. of Pro-Greek coup claim complete control of Cyprus and begin forming government United Nations Security Council begins emergency debate on Cyprus issue.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(NYC) [UN Secretary General Kurt WALDHEIM - explains extent of spreading violence and outlines cities most affected.] [Cyprus ambassador Zenon ROSSIDES - believes President Makarios probably heading for New York.] [According to interpreter, Turkish ambassador Osman OLCAY - thinks United Nations must reestablish balance between pro-Greek and Makarios factions in Cyprus.] [Greek ambassador Emanuel MEGALOKONOMOS - believes troubles in Cyprus should be worked out by parties concerned in matter.] Outcome of meeting unknown.
REPORTER: John MacVane

(Studio) United States 6th fleet heading toward Cyprus; Russian naval units also steaming toward island.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

MacVane, John;
Smith, Howard K.

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