July 27, 1956

KARAMANLIS-TITO: The Greek prime minister, Constantine Karamanlis, and the minister to the prime minister, Constantine Tsatsos, went to the island of Corfu yesterday and met with the leader of Yugoslavia, Field Marshall Josip Broz Tito, in the afternoon. Diplomatic circles here believe that although the prime minister’s visit to the island is a formality (in which Tito is the guest of King Pavlos of the Hellenes), there is no doubt that he will take the opportunity to have an exchange of views with the field marshal. (…) The problem that will no doubt be at the center of these unofficial talks and discussions is the Cyprus issue. In addition, the fate of the tripartite Balkan Alliance (between Greece, Yugoslavia and Turkey) is directly linked to the Cyprus issue. NATIONALIZATION OF SUEZ: London, 27 – Great Britain, the United States and France, in fact the entire Western world, is on the alert after Egypt’s nationalization of the Suez Canal. Enormous economic interests are at stake and the price of fuel is expected to rise. ARONIS: 23 – One of the leading actors of the National Theater, Theodoros Aronis, died last night after a long and painful illness.