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Cyprus Coup / Tension Mounts #477763

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 17, 1974
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(Studio) Tension mounts in Cyprus. Greek and Turkish military on alert. Turkey fears Cypriot coup leaders will try to unite island with Greece. Turkish prime minister and defense minister fly to London to meet with British Prime Min. Harold Wilson. Deposed Cypriot president, Archbishop Makarios, also arrives in London.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(London, England) Makarios blames coup on Greek military regime. [MAKARIOS - says coup leaders tried to kill him by attacking presidential palace.] Questioned about British government and Security Council's role in easing Cyprus' problems. [MAKARIOS - wants help in ridding Cyprus of Greek dictatorship.] Makarios meets with Prime Min. Wilson. Makarios' supporters clamor for his attention
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

(Studio) On Cyprus coup leaders continue to consolidate power.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(United States) United States doesn't want any foreign interference in Cyprus domestic affairs.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani

(Studio) White House announces top State Department official Joseph Sisco to fly to London for meeting with regard to Cyprus. USSR demands all Greek military personnel be removed from Cyprus.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Bell, Rebecca;
Utley, Garrick;
Valeriani, Richard

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