February 19, 1959

MENDERES: A London clinic has issued an announcement saying that Turkish Prime Minister Adnan Menderes, who was slightly injured in an air crash near Gatwick Airport on February 16, would recover soon. Only 10 of the 22 passengers and crew on board the Turkish government aircraft survived, while two were critically injured. The aircraft had been bringing Menderes to London for Cyprus talks but had been diverted to Gatwick due to fog. LONDON AGREEMENT: London, 19 – A meeting at Lancaster House between the Greek, Turkish and British governments and representatives of the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots resulted in an agreement between the Greek government and Cypriot Archbishop Makarios. A protocol signed by the prime ministers of Britain and Greece, Harold Macmillan and Constantine Karamanlis respectively, and the representatives of the Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots was then taken to the London clinic where Menderes is recovering for him to sign for the Turkish government. Announcements regarding the content of the accord will be made simultaneously next Monday in London, Athens, Nicosia and Ankara.

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