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    At the United Nations, the Greek-Cypriot Foreign Minister, Mr, John Christophides, has strongly criticised Turkish policy on the Cyprus question.

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    SCUs Greek-Cypriot Foreign Minister John christophides addressing U. N. General Assembly in English (6 shots)

    SV United States delegation listening

    CU Sudanese Foreign Minister Mahgoub Makkawi addressing Assembly in Arabic (2 shots)

    GREEK CYPRIOT FOREIGN MINISTER JOHN CHRISTOPHIDES: "Turkey's policy over Cyprus consists, integration by the use of force of faits accompli which she tries to justify to the rest of the world by false pretenses and misrepresentation. Mr. President, beyond the suffering of a people, the situation in Cyprus and its implications pose a grave challenge to the effectiveness of the United Nations. And raise elemental questions regarding the values and the basic principles on which the continued existence of the organisation depends, The present tragedy of my country, of which I have given but a pale picture, calls for urgent and effective action by the General Assembly."

    Last week (7 October) Greek Cypriot officials appealed to the United Nations against the expulsion of Greek Cypriots from the Turkish-held northern part of the island. Fewer than 6,000 Greek Cypriots remain in the Turkish zone. Turkish sources insist that their departure at the rate of up to 30 a day is voluntary.

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    Background: At the United Nations, the Greek-Cypriot Foreign Minister, Mr, John Christophides, has strongly criticised Turkish policy on the Cyprus question. He was speaking during the debate on foreign policy in the General Assembly.

    SYNOPSIS: The Sudanese Foreign Minister, Mr. Mahgoub Makkawi, addressed the Assembly in Arabic.

    MAKKAWI: Any settlement reached in Zimbabwe must in the first place, be acceptable by the freedom fighters, the sole representatives of the people of Zimbabwe. Such settlement must not be at the expense of the unity of the Zimbabwean people in their concerted efforts and armed struggle toward independence. Such struggle , e believe, will continue until complete independence is achieved. The Democratic Republic of the Sudan, Mr, President, has condemned in the strongest terms and categorically rejected the illegal minority regime in Zimbabwe. In order to compel this illegal and racial regime to abide by the United Nations resolutions, it is imperative that the international community tightens its mandatory economic, military and political sanctions. My country appeals to all members of this Organisation to extend all possible assistance to the liberation movements of Zimbabwe in their struggle against the racist power.

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