OPINION

June 21, 1953

A RARE FRIENDSHIP: Ankara, 18 – Rarely in the annals of diplomatic history have talks such as those held today in Ankara (with Greek Prime Minister Field Marshal Papagos) been so successful. There was not only a convergence of views, which is not unusual with compromises and concessions on both sides, but, in fact, the views of Turkey and Greece regarding the attempt by the Soviet Union to engage in peace talks with Athens, Ankara and Belgrade were completely identical. GREEKS IN KOREA: London, 18 – According to telegrams from Tokyo, an Allied officer said that a Greek brigade of reduced numbers that came under heavy fire from a force of 1,500 Chinese troops on the western-central front went on the counterattack and managed to expel them from their fortified position. HOLARGOS: It has been more than 20 years since the district of Holargos was built, yet it still does not have the facilities required of a residential area. It has neither roads nor squares nor sufficient lighting. And if the Italians had not passed through, neither would it have any water supply. Why has it been neglected? And above all, why are the trees in the area being cut down? KOTHONIA: Residents of mountain villages in the former municipality of Kothonia are penniless, hungry and surviving solely on vegetables.