The death of President Makarios on 3 August has had little visible impact on the pattern of life in the Turkish sectors of Cyprus.
LV Turkish flag over Nicosia Government building: not at half mast.
SV Strike posters hanging outside post office.
SV Turkish military policemen on patrol.
LV Drinkers sitting outside cafe.
SV EXT. Cyprus-Turkish airlines office.
SV EXT. Barclays Bank Ataturk Square Branch.
SV shoppers in street.
SV street vendor pushing barrow.
GV seashore at Kyrenia: breakwater.
CY PAN DOWN TO LV FROM Turkish flag to Kyrenia Street scene.
SV & CU Beach good store: pedestrians and military policemen walk along pavement. (2 shots)
LV & SV Holiday goods outside shot: Turkish soldiers examines postcards. (2 shots)
SV PAN DOWN EXT. OF Souvenir shop men seated outside.
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Background: The death of President Makarios on 3 August has had little visible impact on the pattern of life in the Turkish sectors of Cyprus. Red Turkish flags still flutter at the top of flagpoles in Nicosia. Holiday-makers at Kyrenia, the tourist resort and naval base on the northern coast due north of Nicosia, have not interrupted their pleasures, such as sipping drinks in cafes, sunbathing and souvenir buying.
SYNOPSIS: The Turkish flag on this government building in Nicosia has not been lowered to half-mast. The mood is quiet. Banners outside a post office proclaim a strike of postal workers. Life seems tranquil and unconcerned for these military policemen on police patrol and patrons of cafes and bistros. In fact, there is little to convey that the death of a national leader, a momentous, and perhaps crucial incident in Cypriot history has just taken place.
Elsewhere, thousands of Greek-Cypriots have been paying their last respects to their last respects to their dead president but, for the Turkish-Cypriots, routine chores hold their priority.
Meanwhile, at the northern resort of Kyrenia, the time of mourning has not dimmed the gleam of vacation sunshine on either the seashore and bungalows.
Archbishop Makarios's death has set back Greek-Cypriot hopes of winning back some of the territory they lost through the Turkish invasion of 1974. The late president had intended to make an impassioned appeal at the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September calling on Turkey to negotiate a Cyprus settlement. But his successor could not hope to have the international impact of President Makarios.
Turkey has already said it would recognise his successor only as president of the Greek sectors. In the Turkish areas, thoughts are on the current pleasures of vacation time and not the uncertain future.