• Short Summary

    VISNEWS filmed Archbishop Makarios at Athens airport Jan 15 when he returned after two months in New York.

  • Description

    1.
    Cypriot students lined up at the airport, waiting for Makarios. They carry placards with "Welcome" "Long Live Makarios, and "Soon in Cyprus".


    2.
    The Bishop of Kyrenia, Kyprianos, who last month the Ethnarchic Council, following a disagreement over Makarios' policy, is also there to welcome the Archbishop.


    3.
    The special stand for Officials and Press.


    4.
    Waving his hand, Makarios disembarks.


    5.
    Crowd applaud him, shouting "EOKA!"


    6.
    Accompanied by officials, Makarios walks to the arrival hall.


    7.
    Youths, dressed in Cyprus' national costume, hand flowers to Makarios.


    8.
    The Press surround Makarios.


    9.
    Michael Pissas, secretary to the Archbishop, talks with Mr. Nikos Kranidiotis, a well known Ethnarchic Councillor, PiSsas is also in exile.


    10.
    Greece's Foreign Minister Averoff talks to Ethnarchic Councillors, while Makarios makes a statement.


    11.
    Makarios' sister, who has come to the airport to greet her brother. Averoff seen in background.


    12.
    Press-conference.


    13.
    Makarios walks towards cheering students and enters his car. Seen driving off.




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VISNEWS filmed Archbishop Makarios at Athens airport Jan 15 when he returned after two months in New York. A large crowd cheered the Archbishop as he alighted from his aircraft. Mr Averoff, Greek Foreign Minister, stepped forward to greet him.

    Speaking to journalists at the airport the Archbishop said that Greek Cypriots were ready "in a spirit of goodwill" to have talks with Britain to reach "a peaceful and just solution" of the Cyprus problem.

    The Archbishop declared that he did not exclude from the talks other nations besides those interested in the issue.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9V11I8ZB9ESCIBY3Y8Z455DN6
    Media URN:
    VLVA9V11I8ZB9ESCIBY3Y8Z455DN6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/01/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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