Cyprus: An End or a Beginning

"Now it's hopeless," said a veteran U.S. diplomat in Cyprus recently. .'Three times we held back the Turks, but I don't know if we can keep Turkey from coming in any longer." The words were prophetic, for last week the long expected Turkish intervention had begun. It was not the full-scale naval landing that some had feared; this still could come, but for now Turkey was sending its jet fighters across the narrow straits to blast limited Greek Cypriot targets.

The first attackers, using bombs, rockets and machine guns, killed 33 and...

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