MILITARY TAKEOVER IN GREECE

Created: 4/22/1967

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MILITARY TAKEOVER IN GREECE (SITUATION REPORT NUMBERll'.SGST)

I. .THE SITUATION IH ATHENS HAS REMAINED OUTWARDLY CALM. -USING THE NIGH, TANKS AND TROOPS WERE ZZXOVZD FROM THE CENTER OF THE CITY, AND TRAFFIC MOVED FORMALLY DURING. THE DAY.THE US EMBASSY REPORTS THAT PEOPLE HAVE SEEMED ICitZ ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS AS USUAL ALTHOUGH THE AVERAGE PERSON APPEARED "STUNNED AND PUZZLED" BY YESTERDAY'S COUFR

2- AT THE SAME TIME, HOWEVER, INDICATIONS THATNOT BE HELL WITHINREGIME EVEIDENTLYTHE FOREIGN OvrE'JHAT GUARDEDFROM ATHENSORNING PINOINTED ANAND TWO YOUNG COLONELS A3 THE LEADERS OF THEND NOTED THAT THERE WAS "NO INDEPENDENTAND SOME UNCERTAINTY THAT THE KINS BACKED THERUMORS OF THIS KINDHE COU? LEADERS NAYTHE KING -TO GIVE MORE SIGNS OF ACTIVE

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3. THl Nil' GOVERKKEKT.ANNOUNCED THAT IT VAS REMOVING ITS tMEHSESCY RsSTR IT ION'S ON ECONOMY ACTIVITY, AND THAT THE3 SETS WOULD OPERATE AS THEY DIDTHE TRADITIONALLY, POLITICAL CRISES LEAD 3SEEKS TO CONVERT THEIR MONEY INTO GOLD AND TO BEGIN HOARD IMG HOUSEHOLD GOODS. IF SUCH ACTIVITIES PEG AM, THE GOVERNMENT PRESUMABLY WOULD REINSTATE EMERGECY MEASURES.

A. THE COU? KAY CUT BACX THE VALUABLE GREEKAND KAY INHIBIT RECENTLY PLANNED FOREIGNGREECE. THE GOVERNMENT HAS EMPHASIZED THAT ITSEE ONE OF FINANCIAL PRUDENCE AND MONETARYAND IF THE SITUATION REMAINS STABLE THESEAR LIKELY TO BE ONLY

5. ON CYPRUS, THE GREEK CYPRIOTS SHOWING GNSIDERASLE CAUTION IN ITS TREATMENT OF THE GREEK SITUATION, REFLECTING THE CYPRIOT GOVERNKENT'S ADVICE THAT CYP3IOTS AVOID INVOLVE KENT. THE PRESS TAKES PARTICULAR NOTICE OF THE NEW GREEK5)8 917 2S5 . ', THE CYPRICT COMMUNISTHARMS THAT THE CYPRIOT PEOPLE 3UST SE VISILANT TO PREVENT EXTENSION OF THE "AMERICAN IMPERIALIST" COU? ia CYPRUS. NOTE: THIS SEN OR AN DUX WAS PRODUCED SOLELYIA. IT "AS PREPARED BY THE OFFICEOF CURRENT INTELLIGENCE AND COORDINATED WITH THE CLANDESTINE SERVICES.

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