• Short Summary

    About 220 Turkish army officers and men arrived in Cyprus on Wednesday (23 Feb.) to replace a similar number in the battalion stationed on the island under the 1960 independence agreements.

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    GV Turkish ship at quayside
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    SV UN Security forces watching unloading
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    LV PAN Another UN soldier patrolling area
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    SV UN soldiers and MPs at checkpoint
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    LV Troops disembark from ship and board army buses (3 shots)
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    SVs UN Armoured cars along road to city (2 shots)
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    GV Jeeps arriving in Turkish quarter
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    SV Schoolchildren applauding
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    SV Commander being presented with flowers
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    SV Lines of troops at attention
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    GV Line of troops and commander shake hands
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    GV Trucks moving off to barracks
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: About 220 Turkish army officers and men arrived in Cyprus on Wednesday (23 Feb.) to replace a similar number in the battalion stationed on the island under the 1960 independence agreements.

    The operation was supervised by United Nations troops stationed on ???and as a peace-keeping force. Armed soldiers guarded the convoy ???ucks which took the Turkish troops from Famagusta harbour to Nicosia.

    In Nicosia, the new troops were greeted by crowds of cheering Turkish-Cypriots. The commanding officer was presented with flowers from schoolchildren as a band played in the Turkish quarter of the capital.

    The Turkish troops arrived in Cyprus at a time when tension over President Makarios rejection of Greek Government suggestions for a cabinet reshuffle has increased. Recent demonstrations for and against the President have led to strict security precautions on the island.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA69RBYQQ7N7GO9P838ALSTG7ZK
    Media URN:
    VLVA69RBYQQ7N7GO9P838ALSTG7ZK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/02/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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