May 5-12, 1956

FIELD MARSHAL TITO: Paris, 4 – The newspaper Le Monde has published an interview with Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito in which he said regarding the tripartite Balkan treaty: «We still believe we should develop relations and cooperation with Greece and Turkey despite the differences that exist between them.» GREECE-BULGARIA: Sofia, 6: Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis yesterday, in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia, received Greece’s Charge d’Affaires Mr Tranos for a meeting on the response to be given to repeated Bulgarian proposals for a full restoration of diplomatic relations between the two countries. EOKA RETALIATES: Nicosia, 11 – The head of the National Cypriot Fighters’ Organization (EOKA), Georgios Grivas, confirmed today the execution of two British corporals, Gordon Hill and Ronny Silton. A proclamation signed by Grivas said EOKA was «forced to use the same means used by the British. (…) We will respond in kind for each hanging or torture.» He was referring to the execution the previous day of Cypriot patriots Michalis Karaolis and Andreas Dimitriou.