CYPRUS: Worst Yet

A cheering throng of Turkish Cypriots streamed through Nicosia's ancient walled Turkish quarter one morning last week. They were celebrating a report from Ankara, where Britain's Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd was conferring with Turkey's Premier Menderes and Cyprus Governor Sir Hugh Foot, that Britain had accepted partition of Cyprus (between Greeks and Turks) as a solution for the island's troubles. Minutes later, the rumor was proved false. The peaceful procession was abruptly transformed into an angry, howling mob. The "Black Turks" —Cyprus' special police trained to brutal efficiency in breaking up riots—were unwilling to fight their own people; the...

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