April 8, 1954

BRITISH DENIAL: British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden is once again busying himself with the Cyprus issue. The day before yesterday, he summoned the Greek ambassador in London, Mr Vassilis Mostras, to his office to present him with the British government’s views on the issue, in light of various demonstrations in Greece following his statements that no bilateral Greek-British talks would be held on the issue. (…) Foreign Minister Mr Stephanos Stephanopoulos (…) said that during the talks between Eden and Mostras, no progress was made on the question of Cyprus. MARKEZINIS RESIGNS: The resignation of the Coordination Minister Mr Spyros Markezinis was announced early yesterday morning in a broadcast on Athens radio and in special issues of newspapers. The news came as a shock to everyone in the capital and the provinces. The question on everyone’s lips was why Mr Markezinis had resigned, since no one was convinced by the «health reasons» cited in his resignation. (…)

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