April 17, 1957

MAKARIOS IN ATHENS: (From an editorial in Kathimerini) «The soul of the entire nation, of free Greeks, of enslaved Cypriots, of the children of the nation spread over the entire globe, was encapsulated in the sea of people that yesterday welcomed the ethnarch of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, and his fellow exiles from the Seychelles. The entire crowd trembled with the intensity of their faith in the justice of the struggle, their unshakable decision not to abandon in any way the final goal, which is the exercise of the right of self-determination for the Cypriot people, who are living under what is a harsh – inconceivable in our time – subjugation. That was the main significance of today’s emotional and magnificent welcome for the ethnarch and his fellow exiles which marked a new turning point in the history of the long and harsh but steady course to the final goal. The people in London naively imagined that the imprisonment of the leader of the Cypriot people and his able associates on that island in the Indian Ocean would bring about a weakening of the struggle. Events have shown, however, that they have not the slightest knowledge of Greek history.»

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