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Cyprus Coup #477795

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 18, 1974
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(Studio) Turkey accuses Greece of aggression with regard to Cyprus situation. Cyprus firmly under control of new govt-following Monday's coup.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(Nicosia, Cyprus) 1st film of coup released. Palace shown burning. Curfew imposed by new government Nikos Sampson, new president, holds 1st press conference Sampson charges Archbishop Makarios' government with torture of political dissidents.
REPORTER: Fred Kennedy

(Studio) Turkey's Prime Min. Bulent Ecevit meets with British Prime Min. Harold Wilson and United States Undersecretary State Joseph Sisco to try to settle Cyprus crisis peacefully.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(London, England) [ECEVIT - says aggression hurts Makarios and Turkey.] Ecevit returns to Turkey tonight as his country seemingly prepares for war.
REPORTER: Rebecca Bell

(Turkey) Massive troop build-up exists along South coast of Turkey. Ships shown 40 mile off Cypriot coast.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

(Studio) Archbishop Makarios denies Sampson's charges of torture. Makarios arrives in New York City to discuss problem with UN.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

(NYC) [MAKARIOS - says he's satisfied with United States position with regard to Cyprus.] Questioned about United Nations request. [MAKARIOS - hopes United Nations to condemn coup and urge Greek military regime to leave Cyprus.] Makarios confers with United Nations Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.
REPORTER: Richard Hunt

(Studio) Greece agrees to replace Greek army officers who led Cyprus coup.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley

Bell, Rebecca;
Hunt, Richard;
Kennedy, Fred;
Trotta, Liz;
Utley, Garrick

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