OPINION

February 23, 1956

WASHINGTON POST: New York, 22 – The American newspapers here and in Washington have drawn attention to the statements made by the winner of the elections in Greece, Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis, to the effect that «we cannot be treated as poor relations, we have the same interests, the Greek people are not satisfied with the policies of the West on the Cyprus issue.» The newspapers suggest that the government of the United States pay close attention to these issues. The Washington Post emphasized that these outspoken statements by the Greek prime minister, who had just won an electoral battle that had been characterized by unprecedented fanaticism and duration due to the alliance of all political factions in the country against the pro-Western National Radical Union (ERE), should be the subject of study by the State Department. (…) The statements came from the leader of a friendly nation of known sentiments, one who had shown that he was fully aware of his responsibilities to the Greek people and the entire defense alliance.