OPINION

August 6, 1954

CYPRUS I: Nicosia, 3 – The three Greek morning papers did not appear today in protest against restrictions imposed by the (colonial) government on any demonstration in favor of Cyprus’s union with Greece. Nor could the English-language Cyprus Post be printed due to last night’s strike by print workers. Only the Turkish newspapers were on sale, welcoming the government’s decision to ban any move in favor of union, which would put this British Crown Colony under Greek control. The main Turkish newspaper Halkin carried the main title «Goodby to the upheaval over union.» CYPRUS II: London, 4 – The Greek ambassador in London, Vasileios Mostras, is to meet this afternoon with Deputy Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd. Diplomatic circles in London believe the ambassador wishes to lodge a strong protest over the statement in the House of Commons by the outgoing Colonial Minister Oliver Littleton that Greece is unstable although a friendly nation. LOUKIS AKRITAS: The prime minister, Field Marshal Alexandros Papagos, yesterday received the former parliamentary deputy Mr Loukis Akritas, who is to visit the US as part of a special mission to try and enlighten the American public regarding the Cyprus issue.