CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY REVIEW -- NATIONALIST VIOLENCE ON CYPRUS

Created: 4/14/1955

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of tbe salon aove-nesit are reported to plan tbs assassination of Greek-Cyprlotasight support the British. They will probably continue to refrain froa sabotage ofInstallations, but they fear that local Communists may attack British basea in order to discredit the Nationalist cause among: Britain's NATO allies.

Both the Cyprlot Com-muolst Party and the CoeMtunlst-domloated Old Trade Unions have denounced the currentand tbe Nationaliststhat therominent Nationalist Leader to the British. Nevertheless, both Britain and Turkey,are against any chaage In tbe island's status, are trying to

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The colonial government has received local support so far only from the Communists and the Turkish minority. The Greek majority on Cyprue appears to be solidly behind theagitation. TbeGreek Communist radio In Bucbaremt and official Greek broadcasts, on the other band, have warned all Cypriote against violence.

The Communists apparently

believe violence mlgbt their favored position is tbe colony. They enjoy greaterfreedom on Cyprus than tbe Nationalists, aad have good relations with ths British authorities on labor matters. Athens, on the other hand, foars that violence mlgbt damage tbe

cause of Cyprlotabroad.

Although CyprlotNakarlos, who heads the Nationalist movement, formerly opposed violence, bisla Athens Isto favor It because of Its effectiveness iathe movement. Theplans to attend the Afro-Asian conference. Be probably expects to encourage discussion of tbe Cyprus issue tbers.

Nakarlos say fear that Athens la wavering in itsof the Cyprlot Nationalist cause and he may covertlythe campaigneans of bringing pressure to bear on Greece. Unless Hakarlos actively combats Nationalist vlolsscs, it Is likely to continue

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