CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY -- THE CYPRUS SITUATION

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THE CYPRUS SITUATION

with thaof the Cyprus dcbato In the UN General Assembly on 9Greek Cypriote engaged In the worat rioting of their two-year campaign for The Greek Cypriotorganization BOCA has warned of "total wmr" against the British if the ON debate doos not lead to satisfactory resolution, but has alsoa willingness to postpone violence for five or six weeks aw requested by the new governor of Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, In

addition, clashes occurredGreek and Turkish Cypriote which could be forerunners of large-scale communal violence on Cyprus and an eventual break in diplomatic relations between Athens and Ankara.

Greek Cypriot officials are refusing to cooperate with Foot, until Archbishop Makarlos is allowed to return to the island and all emergencyare rescinded. Theof Makarlos, however, would cause a violent reaction In

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and among the Turkish Cypriote.

The Greeknn exploitation of tbe Cyprus issuo by the opposition in Ath ens, must remain firm on the issue In Its public statements Athens Instate on an agreement basedlf-dotorminattoa,

not specifically prohibiting union of the Island with Greece. The Greeks continue to hold to tholr position that Turkey isarty to the Cyprusand has no right to veto any solution agreed to between tho British and the Cypriote.

In Turkey, public andstatements by Turkishshow continued aggressive support for partition aa the only solution to the Cyprus problem. Ankara also continues toesire for anconference toCyprus. It Is wary, of proposals by NATOOonoral Spank, whoa It considors opposed to partition.

At the UN, efforts loadingompromise similar to lust year's call for continuedseem likely to succeed. The Greek foreign minister is aware that hla resolutionself-determlost ionsecure the necessary two-thirds vote. Both he and representatives have ompromise.

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