CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
OFFICE OF CURRENT INTELLIGENCE
Current Intelligence Weekly Summary
threats of violence on Cyprus by the Greek Cypriotorganization EOKA have caused the Britishto instruct Its personnel to carry side arms, travel In groups of four, andto kill"any assailant. Greekof the larger cities have been placed out of bounds. No new restrictions will be Imposed on the Greekajor outbreak of hostilities occurs.
An EOKA campaign ofandof Greek Cypriot continues. Recently, EOKA has sent two demands to the British. The first, issued onpril, threatened un all-out EOKAunless Britainbegan negotiationsettlement of tho Cyprus The second, issued onpril with ahour time limit, warned that attacks on British personnel would begin unless the 'inhuman tortures' ofdetainees were stopped. However, no attacks on British personnel have yet been reported.
In response to EOKAGovernor Foot again called for an end to violence andto lift tho emergencyif order is restored, flle said he intends to go to London for conversations on Cyprus early in Hay. but warned of the consequences if violence continues. His relativelypolicy Is opposed by almost his entire staff, and British officials have said they are ready to take stricter and more effective countemeasures than those used during EOKA's campaign. Somesecurity officers are said to be "spoilingight" with the Cypriot underground.
London can do little toa settlement while agovernment in Athens waits for elections scheduled foray. In addition, any British statement which might placate EOKA and the Greeks wouldiolent reaction In Turkey and among the Turkish Cyprlots,Original document.