CYPRUS: Unfinished Tragedy

It had seemed, amid the urgent preoccupations of the cold war, like a cloud no bigger than a busy diplomat's hand. Then, suddenly, the dispute over Cyprus was a nasty, swelling storm of the kind that takes lives, topples governments and jeopardizes alliances. By last week, with Cypriots and Greeks inflamed against Britons, and with Greeks and Turks torn apart in a revival of an aged hatred, the case threatened to crumble the long southern flank of the NATO defense network. NATO's southern commander, U.S. Admiral William M. Fechteler, hastened to Athens...

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