January 7, 1956

TIME MAGAZINE ON CYPRUS: For the first time, an article on the Cyprus conflict, presented in a light that is favorable to the honest struggle of the enslaved Greeks, has been published in the American magazine Time. Significantly, it said the State Department believes that the British should make concessions on the Cyprus issue, recognizing the people’s right to self-determination. The writer was reporting from the Kyrenia Mountains, where a British commanding officer leading his men on patrol was thinking back to another night 14 years previously when he was being hunted by the Nazis in Greece: Three young Greeks had given him refuge and then taken him away by boat. Now, that officer was chasing Greeks who loved freedom as much as those who had once saved his life. «’Things change, of course,’ sighed the officer.» IOANNIS PASALIDIS: The head of the United Democratic Left (EDA), Mr Ioannis Pasalidis, said yesterday that it was a violation of the constitution and a «cruel type of police state» to provide certificates of patriotism to political parties and then for the secret service and the minister in charge of security to question their patriotism.

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