May 13, 1953

MARKEZINIS IN THE US: The government of the United States issued the following announcement on May 9: «Mr Spyros Markezinis, minister of coordination in the Greek government, had talks this week with the president of the United States (Dwight Eisenhower), the secretary of state (John Foster Dulles) the secretary of the treasury (George Humphrey) and the director of the Mutual Security Agency (Harold Stassen) on the question of Greece’s security and its economic situation. (…) The government of the United States is pleased to agree to the Greek government’s intention to develop a long-term investment program. We hope that such a program will meet with the support of those who will be able to finance it, both inside and outside Greece. As far as the United States government is concerned, it intends to continue to provide military and economic support to Greece, subject to approval by Congress.» APPEAL: The heads of the restaurants, beer and wine bar staff union have appealed to the security authorities to revoke the order to send their president into exile. GREECE-TURKEY: Paris, 9 – According to a report from Ankara, the Turkish Federation of Unions has informed its Greek counterpart (the General Confederation of Greek Labor) that it will cut off all links if the latter keeps participating in demonstrations in Greece in favor of uniting Cyprus with Greece.

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