OPINION

November 23, 1956

KARAMANLIS AGAINST COLONIALISM: United Nations, New York, 22 (From special Kathimerini correspondent V.A. Spanopoulou) – Greek Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis’s address to the UN General Assembly was described as realistic and courageous by UN circles and prominent members of the press. The prime minister spoke at 11 p.m. local time at the session which had been called especially for those delegation leaders whose time was limited. Addresses were given by the representatives of Australia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Argentina and New Zealand. Among other things, Karamanlis said: «The end of the second (World War) did not bring with it more freedom or greater justice to the peoples who fought in them at great cost to themselves and in good faith… Many nations, often without wanting to, have found themselves on opposing sides… Two wars were fought against totalitarianism, but it has not been wiped out. Colonialism, the exploitation of one nation by another, continues… For Greece, the Cyprus issue is a duty. The liberation of any subjugated people is the duty of every free nation. The Cypriot people… have the right to decide their future freely.»