April 11, 1958

‘WE WILL OCCUPY CYPRUS’: Paris, 12 – The Turkish daily Vatan published a report by the «Cyprus is Turkish» organization, according to which Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Refik Koraltan, who headed a seven-member delegation to Great Britain last month, said: «We did all we could to ensure world peace. However, in the event that Cyprus does not head for partition, we will occupy Cyprus at all costs, and leave the other countries to worry about peace.» EASTERN EUROPE: London, 12 – The summit between Czechoslovakia, Poland and East Germany, which ended today in Prague, constituted a political maneuver on the part of the Soviet Union which is in line with its recent statement to the three Western powers regarding the immediate commencement of diplomatic talks in Moscow for the preparation of a high-level conference, at which Russia will, as always, have veto power on any matter it considers to be contrary to its interests, such as the unification of Germany. The Prague Summit stated its opposition to Germany acquiring nuclear arms and this appears to be the reason why the Kremlin wishes to immediately hold a meeting at the level of ambassadors.

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