June 27, 1955

CYPRIOT STRUGGLE: The British charge d’affaires in Athens, Mr Lambert, (…) yesterday visited Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Stephanos Stephanopoulos to protest in writing and in person about a broadcast on Athens Radio on June 21 regarding a report in a morning newspaper of a proclamation by the EOKA group (of Cyprus) that contained material designed to inflame the passions of Cypriots. (…) Mr Stephanopoulos made the following reply: «(…) I replied to the charge d’affaires that all radio broadcasts in the world include a review of the daily press without claiming any responsibility for their contents.» The proclamation contained phrases such as «Rise up, children of Greeks, to liberate your country. Raise the flag of the struggle for freedom.» (…) As time goes by, it is becoming clear that the British government has established close cooperation with the Turkish government, which is also expected to make a representation to Greece. GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS: Parliament yesterday approved the contract for public works at Megdova.

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