At the request of Archbishop Makarios, Cypriot-Greek leader now exiled in Athens, six Cyprus mayors flew to see him on Wednesday.
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LV. The six Mayors of the Main Towns of Cyprus leave plane.
CU. They are grated by Cyprus ETHNARCHY representatives.
SCU. Dr. THEMISTOCLES DERVIS, shakes hands with Mayor of ATHENS, General KATSOTAS.
SCU. Various Mayors.
SV. The Mayors walk from plane.
SV. General Katsotas, Dr. Dervis, and Mayor of PIRAEUS. towards meeting hall. (Mayor SAPOUNAKIS)
SV. Archbishop MAKARIOS talks at meeting.
SV. Dr. Dervis at meeting.
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The Six Cypriot mayors were -- Mayor Dervis, of Nicosia: Mayor Partasidis, of Limassol: Mayor Jacovidis, of Paphos; Mayor Demetriadis, of Kyrenia; Mayor Christodouliotis, of Larnaka and Mayor Pougiouros, of Famagusta.
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Background: At the request of Archbishop Makarios, Cypriot-Greek leader now exiled in Athens, six Cyprus mayors flew to see him on Wednesday. They discussed the British plan for Cyprus, of which the Archbishop had an advance copy. No statement was issued but today, June 20th, it is reported that the Greek Government and Archbishop Makarios himself have flatly rejected the plan, which was made public yesterday by British Prime Minister, Mr. Harold Macmillan, in the House of Commons.
There are prospects in Britain of an all-party acceptance of the plan, in principle at least. It is thought that the Opposition will not divide the House when the White Paper is debated now Thursday, June 26th.
The Turks, however, are also understood to have rejected the plan as presented. It was stated in Ankara that Turkey still favours a tripartite conference with Greece and Britain.