Cyprus: Island of Tension

The jumpy island of Cyprus, where Turkish and Greek Cypriots have been savaging each other for the past fortnight, last week showed a faint relaxation of tension. British armored cars, with Union Jacks covering their hoods, patrolled the no man's land between the Greek and Turkish sectors in the capital city of Nicosia. Irregulars of both sides slowly evacuated their rooftop positions to squads of British troops. Everyone held his breath when three Greek monks were slain by Turks. But it was reportedly not a political killing: the Turks were said to have been seeking revenge because a dog belonging...

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