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Cyprus Coup #32373

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 17, 1974
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(Studio) Turkey and Greece closer to confrontation following pro-Greek coup on Cyprus; details given. USSR calls for removal of all Greek military personnel from Cyprus. 14 NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) members express support for Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios. Makarios now on way to New York from London.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(London, England) Prime minister and defense minister of Turkey arrive in London to urge Britain to step into Cyprus problem and reaffirm its independence. Makarios arrives this a.m. in London. [MAKARIOS - says pro-Greek military attempted to kill him by attacking presidential palace.] Makarios meets with British Prime Min. Harold Wilson. Britain not anxious to make commitment to interfere with Cyprus' domestic troubles.
REPORTER: George Watson

Reporter(s):
Smith, Howard K.;
Watson, George
Duration:
00:03:20

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