While the Cyprus crisis has led to Government changes in both Cyprus and Greece, first film received from Turkey indicates it has won great public support for Premier Bulent Ecevit.
GV EXT. Crowds chanting for Mr. Ecevit.
SV Newsmen surround Ecevit as he leaves Government Building.
SV & GV Crowd surges forward as car drives away.
GV INT. Ecevit speaking. (3 shots)
GV & SV People listening to speech on radios. (2 shots)
SV INT. Officials and newsman listening to speech. (2 shots)
GV PAN Ships leaving port. (4 shots)
Here is a transcript of part of his statement.
"We have considered it our duty to respond to the U.N. call for a Ceasefire in Cyprus. Ceasefire in Cyprus will be effective as from now. The Turkish military operation there has reached its objective of three days. Effective Turkish presence on the island is now irrevocably established. This will create more possibilities for finding viable and fair solutions for the Cyprus problem. Turkey will be in a position to contribute much more than before to such solutions. The task before us now is peace."
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Background: While the Cyprus crisis has led to Government changes in both Cyprus and Greece, first film received from Turkey indicates it has won great public support for Premier Bulent Ecevit.
The Premier was responsible for ordering the Turkish invasion of Cyprus which began on Saturday. The Turkish move was promoted by the overthrow of Archbishop Makarios by the Cyprus National Guard which was led by Greek officers.
After three days of fighting on the island. Mr. Ecevit said Turkey was ready to accept a United Nations-sponsored ceasefire. The formal acceptance followed two late-night Cabinet meeting sin the backed-out Turkish capital, Ankara.
People listened on radios as Mr. Ecevit made is announcement to newsmen.
Crowds surrounded Mr. Ecevit as he left the Government building in Ankara from where he made the announcement. Earlier they had chanted the Premier's name outside the building.