April 2, 1954

BRITISH DENIAL: British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden is once again concerning himself with the Cyprus issue. The day before yesterday, he summoned Greek Ambassador in London Mr Vassilis Mostras to his office to present him with the British government’s views on the issue, in the light of various demonstrations in Greece following his statements that no bilateral Greek-British talks would be held on the issue. (…) The foreign minister, Mr Stefanos Stefanopoulos, (…) said that during the talks between Eden and Mostras no progress was made on the question of Cyprus. TURKEY AND CYPRUS: Paris, 1 – According to reports from Ankara, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mr Fouat Kioprulu, in replying to written questions on Turkey’s stance regarding Cyprus, said that the Turkish government would not be discussing this issue with the Greek government as Turkey considers there is no issue regarding Cyprus. However, should the island become the subject of debate, it would be natural for Turkey to express its views, given the considerable Turkish minority on the island.

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