Review: April – June 1959

MANOLIS TRIANTAFYLLIDIS: April 30 – The distinguished linguist Manolis Triantafyllidis, who died the day before yesterday, made an important contribution to the demotic-purist language controversy. His «Historical Grammar» is an achievement that honors Modern Greek linguistics. CYPRIOT PASSIONS: Nicosia, May 15 – The governor of Cyprus, Sir Hugh Foot, met today with Cypriot Archbishop Makarios and the Greek ministers of the interim government of Cyprus to discuss the murder of a Greek, who had been burned alive by fellow villagers who accused him of having cooperated with the security forces during the recent hostilities on the island. CHARLES DE GAULLE: London, June 8 – General Charles de Gaulle’s persistent refusal to allow the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to install nuclear weapons on French soil unless the French government has absolute control over them has caused great upheaval and confusion in NATO. GREECE-BULGARIA: Sofia, June 9 – The Bulgarian government has handed a demarche to the Greek charge d’affaires regarding an alleged plan to allow the installation of missile bases on Greek soil.

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