September 20, 1952

GEORGE SEFERIS: By the decision of the foreign minister (Sophocles Venizelos), the director of his private office, Mr Boubouras, is to assume the post of counselor at the Greek Embassy in London to replace Mr G. Seferiadis (George Seferis) who has been appointed Greece’s ambassador to Beirut. DENIAL OF HISTORY: Thessaloniki, 19 – Following a report from the board of the Thessaloniki International Trade Fair, the government has agreed to remove from the NATO stand at the fair, reproductions of scenes from the Greek War of Independence. The inclusion of the images led to a protest from the Turks, who claimed that they were not representative of the friendly relations between the two countries and, furthermore, did not contribute to strengthening those bonds. INFORMERS: Interior Minister Rendis, referring to the discovery of a fresh effort by the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) to overturn the government, last night made the following statement: «(…) The (Plastiras) government expects its citizens to inform the authorities of the identity of enemy agents who have been sent or who are to be sent to Greece from abroad to carry out espionage or other criminal acts. All those who conceal them will be considered accomplices and will be made an example of by being punished in the same harsh manner as the spies and conspirators. I issue this warning so that everyone may understand his responsibilities.»

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