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Cyprus Coup #477721

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 15, 1974
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(Studio) National Guard led by Greek army officers overthrows Cyprus government headed by President Makarios. Makarios broadcasts over radio.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Cyprus) [MAKARIOS - explains coup. Reconfirms he's still alive and president of Cyprus.]
REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) Israeli radio station picks up broadcast from Cyprus also; Makarios claims he's still president of Cyprus. Greeks on Cyprus want to unite with Greece; Turks want to stay independent.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Cyprus) Turks and Greeks have continually clashed. United Nations peace-keeping sent in during `50's to help stop violence. Last week Makarios announced plans to cut back National Guard's strength. [MAKARIOS - says National Guard virtually under control of Greek government; plans to change all that. Threatens to disarm National Guard if Greek officers don't leave. States documents exist linking Greek government to terrorist activities. To release documents if challenged.] Nikos Sampson named new president by army.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

(Studio) Cyprus situation touchy.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Bell, Rebecca;
Utley, Garrick

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