CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY REVIEW -- CYPRUS

Created: 9/11/1958

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY REVIEW

Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

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Cyprus

announcementeptember of the termination of Its month-old, self-imposed "truce" on Cyprus follows aIncrease in clashes between EOKA and the security forces. It mayesumption of terrorismajor scale. Both Creek and Britishexpectttacks on the Britishctober when Turkey's officialappointed to advise Governor Foot as the first step In Implementing the new British plan for Cyprus, is expected to arrive lo Nicosia. Turkishin tbeofonsultative basls--lsopposed by flreck-Cyprlol leaders as wall as tbeof Greeceove toward partition and violation of the Treaty of Lausanne.

In addition lo stepping up Its attacks on the British,EOKA may Isunch attacks against Cyprlots or make an attempt on tbe life of the Turkish rsp-ressatstlve. Attacks against the Turks would Smbroll EOKA lan two fronts, but the Grssk Cyprlots might deem them

tcessary In order to obtain prompt UH Intervention topeace" on Cyprus. Makarlos onugust called on the UT* to Intervene for that purpose. An attempt

oa th* life of the Turkishor new1 violence on Cyprus would alio leadevere crisis inbetween Greece and Turkey.

Greek Foreign Minister Aver, off favors breaking diplomatic relst'ons with Britain anda>id possibly withdrawing from NATO If the British plan Is Implemented. Averoff haa been warning for some time that Orcscs must sake "drastic changes" in Its foreign policy If the Cyprus issue Is notalong lines acceptable to Athens, but hi* views say be modified by Premier Karamanlia.

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