• Short Summary

    ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS, WAS GIVEN A ROUSING WELCOME WHEN HE RETURNED TO NICOSIA AFTER HIS TALKS WITH THE GREEK GOVERNMENT IN ATHENS.

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    MAKARIOS ARRIVING; CROWD; MAKARIOS AND GRIVAS INSPECT GUARD OF HONOUR; MAKARIOS SPEAKING AT PRESS CONFERENCE; MAKARIOS LEAVING AIRPORT.




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    Background: ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS, THE PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS, WAS GIVEN A ROUSING WELCOME WHEN HE RETURNED TO NICOSIA AFTER HIS TALKS WITH THE GREEK GOVERNMENT IN ATHENS.

    ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS HAD STOPPED IN ATHENS ON HIS WAY HOME FROM VISITS TO WEST AFRICA AND LONDON. AFTER TALKS WITH GREEK GOVERNMENT LEADERS, A JOINT COMMUNIQUE WAS ISSUED SAYING THAT ENOSIS, UNION GREECE, WAS THE ONLY POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO THE ISLAND'S PROBLEMS. THE TURKISH CYPRIOT COMMUNITY RESPONDED TO THE COMMUNIQUE WITH A STATEMENT SAYING THAT IT HAD REVEALED "THE REAL DESIGNS OF THE GREEKS."
    WHEN HE RETURNED TO NICOSIA, ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS WAS WELCOMED BY THOUSANDS OF GREEK CYPRIOTS, SOME OF THEM CARRYING BANNERS CALLING FRO ENOSIS. AFTER INSPECTING A GUARD OF HONOUR WITH GENERAL GRIVAS, SUPREME COMMANDER OF CYPRUS ARMED FORCES, ARCHBISHOP MAKARIOS TOLD AN AIRPORT PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THE ROAD AHEAD WAS LONG AND DIFFICULT, BUT MUST LEAD TO ENOSIS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4ZMJZFE0TDZEP7ZV77DLT3FL5
    Media URN:
    VLVA4ZMJZFE0TDZEP7ZV77DLT3FL5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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