OPINION

November 2, 1954

GREECE AND FOREIGNERS: (From Kathimerini’s lead article on the anniversary of «Ochi Day» and the Cyprus problem, titled «Ideas and Storms»): «As in the social columns of newspapers, the following announcement might have been published in the Government Gazette: ‘Today, October 28, Greece is neither celebrating nor receiving any visitors.’ And after politely shutting the door to foreign visitors, let it invite its extended family to celebrate its national day behind closed doors. For on October 28, 1940, we waged a struggle in defense of the paramount human virtues but received the worst of human malice: false promises, ingratitude, deceit and fraud. […] The West believes that Greece owes it its freedom. No one is afraid of losing us, no matter what happens. And this is precisely our own mistake and misfortune. […]» EDEN AND CYPRUS: London, 25 – The head of the Foreign Office, Mr Anthony Eden, made a statement today on the Cyprus issue, without moving an inch from Britain’s tough stand, in accordance with which the fate of the island should not be of interest to anyone but the British Empire, which has not ceased to view it as anything but a purely domestic matter.