CYPRUS: In the Box

Thirty years a civil servant, and ever the diplomat, 51-year-old Sir Hugh Foot, Britain's governor on Cyprus, last week turned salesman. His pitch: if the Greeks, the Turks, the Cypriots and the British themselves will all show restraint, Britain's new plan for limited self-government on the island can be made to work. Foot strolled unarmed through the tense Turkish quarter of Nicosia, appealing in person to startled Turk Cypriot shopkeepers and stallholders for calm. And to show the Greeks how ready he was to negotiate, Foot released the text of a secret...

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