Archbishop Makarios, President of Cyprus, and Vice-President Kutchuk paid a formal visit Oct 11 to the British bases at Episcopi, which were so long a disputed issue in the Cyprus independence negotiations.
GV. Officers on parade ground.
SV. Troops march on to ground.
LV. Dr. Kutchuk arrives, and is welcomed by Air Marshal Sir William Macdonald, General Anderson and Sir Dudley Ward.
LV. Troops lined up.
LV. Makarios arrives in car.
SV. Troops present arms.
SV. Makarios out of car.
LV. Makarios on dais taking solute.
FRONT V. Ditto.
LV. Commander salutes Makarios.
SV. Makarios with Dr. Kutchuk and officers inspect troops.
SV. Walking towards inspecting.
SDIE V. Makarios and Dr. Kutchuk inspecting troops.
FRONT V. Both walk towards inspecting troops.
CU. PAN.Makarios with officer walking past.
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Background: Archbishop Makarios, President of Cyprus, and Vice-President Kutchuk paid a formal visit Oct 11 to the British bases at Episcopi, which were so long a disputed issue in the Cyprus independence negotiations.
First to arrive, accompanied by his wife, was Dr. Kutchuk, leader of the Turkish Cypriots. They were greeted by the administrator of the bases, Air Marshal Sir William Macdonald, and General Sir Dudley Ward, Commander-in-Chief Middle East.
For Archbishop Makarios' arrival there was a 21-gun salute. Afterwards, President and Vice-President took the salute at a march-past and inspected the troops.
The fear of Eoka terrorism now largely a thing of the past, British servicemen's families mingled freely with the cheering Cypriots watching the ceremony.
The Cypriot crowds were apparently not influenced by hostile criticism of the Archbishop in a newspaper and a leaflets supporting Col. Grivas, formerly head of Eoka terrorism. Makarios was attacked for accepting the British invitation to the bases and for "renouncing the cause of Cypriot liberation."