September 23, 1953

CYPRUS ISSUE AND GREECE: New York, 21 – The Greek delegate to the United Nations, Mr Alexis Kyrou, addressed the UN General Assembly this afternoon (…). He referred to the question of Cyprus, commenting that it had not been included on the agenda for the current session. He recalled that on August 10, the spiritual and national leader of four-fifths of the Cypriot population (Archbishop Makarios) had sent a message to the UN secretary-general asking him to include the Cyprus issue on the agenda and for a resolution to be passed appealing to the United Kingdom to recognize the Cypriot people’s right to self-determination. (…) «For the moment, my government is not considering raising this issue itself with the organization, as it is convinced that the close relations that fortunately exist between Greece and the United Kingdom dictate that we should not underestimate either the possibilities offered by the diplomatic route, or the political acumen of our British friends,» he said. ONE OF THE LAST REMAINING: Lamia, 21 – According to reports from Gardikio, the wanted outlaw leader Nikolaos Kouvaras fell into a police ambush near the village of Marmara. The outlaw leader, who was dressed in women’s clothing, eventually escaped after injuring a police officer.

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