OPINION

November 30, 1956

KARAMANLIS ON CYPRUS: Prime Minister Constantine Karamanlis yesterday evening spoke for about an hour on foreign policy and afterward conducted a long discussion with party leaders. His speech proved that the claim that all parties had agreed on «a reasonable deadline» on the Cyprus issue [self-determination] was false and that such a proposal had been made only by George Papandreou and Spyros Markezinis. Second, it was proved that the Karamanlis government never exerted pressure on Archbishop Makarios to abandon the claim for self-determination. ‘NO’ TO THE BRITISH AND TURKS: Officials said the government refused to grant members of the NATO Defense School permission to visit Greece, due to the presence in the group of British and Turkish staff officers. The purpose of the group’s visit was to monitor the training system of the Greek armed forces in military centers and units. EOKA: The National Organization of Cypriot Fighters (EOKA) said the number of British casualties between November 2 and 12 was 43 dead and 46 injured (the dead include Lt Colonel MacMillan, military governor of Paphos).