GREAT BRITAIN: Most Intractable Question

In the 33rd week of the Cyprus emergency, Prime Minister Eden got up in the House of Commons and announced the failure of "another approach to this most intractable question on the international level." The British government had finally agreed to the principle of self-determination for the Cypriots, Eden explained, but its valued ally Turkey would not stand for it. Therefore "Her Majesty's Government have to accept that for the moment progress by this means cannot be realized."

At this point, having brought things to a dead stop, Eden sought to regain the appearance of momentum. He announced that Lord...

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