• Short Summary

    CYPRUS PEACE TALKS BEGAN IN NICOSIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AND THE PARTICIPANTS EXPRESSED THEIR WILLINGNESS TO NEGOTIATE WITH GOODWILL UNTIL A SOLUTION IS FOUND TO THE ISLAND'S TROUBLES.

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    ESTABLISHING SHOTS; TAFALL, CLERIDES AND DENKTASH ARRIVING, TALKING TO PRESS AND LEAVING.




    Initials JSU/VS/JH/SC



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    Background: CYPRUS PEACE TALKS BEGAN IN NICOSIA YESTERDAY (MONDAY) AND THE PARTICIPANTS EXPRESSED THEIR WILLINGNESS TO NEGOTIATE WITH GOODWILL UNTIL A SOLUTION IS FOUND TO THE ISLAND'S TROUBLES.

    STATEMENTS ISSUED AFTER THE TALKS STARTED YESTERDAY MADE THE EXPRESSIONS OF GOODWILL BUT REVEALED NOTHING OF THE SUBSTANCE OF THE DISCUSSIONS WHICH WERE HELD IN CAMERA.

    THE TALKS CAME AFTER FOUR-AND-A-HALF YEARS OF BITTER INTER-COMMUNAL CONFLICT BETWEEN GREEK AND TURKISH CYPRIOTS. THE CONFLICT BROUGHT DEATH AND DESTRUCTION TO THE ISLAND AND GREECE AND TURKEY CLOSE TO WAR.

    THERE ARE GROWING HOPES OF A SETTLEMENT OF THE FRICTION WHICH BEGAN AT CHRISTMAS 1963 AND BROUGHT A 7,000-MAN UNITED NATIONS PEACE FORCE - NOW OPEN TO 5,000 MEN - TO THE ISLAND THREE MONTHS LATER.

    THE NEGOTIATORS ARE THE PRESIDENT OF THE GREEK CYPRIOT HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, MR. GLAFKOS CLERIDES, AND THE OFFICIAL TURKISH CYPRIOT SPOKESMAN, MR. RAUF DENKTASH. THE TALKS ARE UNDER THE AUSPICES OF U.N. SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE, MR. BIBIANO OSORIO TAFALL OF MEXICO.

    YESTERDAY'S TALKS OPENED AT THE LEDRA PALACE HOTEL, SITUATED ON THE CEASEFIRE "GREEN LINE" BETWEEN THE TWO COMMUNITIES IN NICOSIA. THEY WILL CONTINUE NEXT THURSDAY AND LATER ON EVERY MONDAY AND THURSDAY ALTERNATIVELY, AT THE RESIDENCES OF THE TWO NEGOTIATORS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LM5DS53D0OGL0ZDI5IV7IIJH
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LM5DS53D0OGL0ZDI5IV7IIJH
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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