CYPRUS: Stifling Voices

Cyprus, a strategically situated island in the eastern Mediterranean, is a place that has been denied even the long-term hope of independence. The British, anxious to strengthen it as a Middle Eastern base now that Suez has gone, fortnight ago classified Cyprus as one of those parts of their empire which will never be allowed to go free. Last week the British-run government of the island, getting specific, forbade Cypriot agitation for Enosis (union) with Greece. Henceforth, Enosis agitation on Cyprus will be punished as seditious.

In Athens the Greek government cheered on the Cypriots. But when one Greek voice...

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