CYPRUS: Half Speed Ahead

Prime Minister Harold Macmillan touched all the bases—Greece, Turkey, Cyprus*—in his spur-of-the-moment trip to the Mediterranean. Back at 10 Downing Street last week, he swiftly announced that he was going ahead with a "modified" plan for Cyprus.

The modifications were all designed to temper Greek objections to any plan that might draw Turkey into governing the island, or lead to an eventual partitioning of the island between Turk and Greek Cypriots. In revising his plan, Macmillan 1) deferred his proposal for dual citizenship for Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots; 2) established separate municipal councils and houses of representatives for Greek...