CYPRUS: Hero's Return

Through three bitter and often bloody years, Greek Cypriots had looked to the day when Archbishop Makarios, their spiritual and political leader, would return from exile. This week the day came, and Cyprus went wild with joy.

From coastal towns and mountain hamlets, 150,000 Greek Cypriots—more than one-fourth of the entire population of the island—walked, pedaled and bounced in decrepit buses into the capital of Nicosia (pop. 80,000). They clogged the narrow streets, clotted the tortuous alleys. "Makarios, Ma-ka-ri-os," they chanted as the black-robed archbishop rode in triumph beneath arches of myrtle...

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