OPINION

August 31, 1955

TRIPARTITE CONFERENCE ON CYPRUS: London, 31 – At the second session of the Tripartite Conference today, British Foreign Secretary Sir Harold Macmillan set out the British position on the Cyprus issue. (…) According to a confirmed report, he said Britain planned to keep Cyprus as long as it was responsible for defense in the Middle East. Mr Macmillan chiefly emphasized the military aspect of the Cyprus problem. (…) According to the same source, Great Britain is allegedly planning to create a British-Greek-Turkish defense alliance under the aegis of NATO. (…) In accordance with such a plan, Greek and Turkish troops would be based on Cyprus as part of the Western alliance in the Middle East in the framework of a joint headquarters. ELENI NIKOLAIDOU: (From a music review by Solon Michailidis): «(…) The brilliant Greek singer raised the tone of the Festival of Athens. Mrs Nikolaidou has managed to exploit her rich voice in both a technical and a musical sense, and, even more importantly, to subordinate everything to the interpretation of the music.