CYPRUS: Talking About Peace Talks

On Cyprus the fighting seemed to be over, but in Athens and Ankara the diplomatic infighting was only beginning. The first point of contention was the place and the forum for the negotiations themselves. Turkey wanted to revive the ill-fated Geneva talks that included Turkey, Greece, Britain and the feuding Greek and Turkish Cypriot factions. Greece favored, though with noticeable lack of enthusiasm (see box following page), a Soviet plan that would bring the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council together with Turkey, Greece and the Greek and Turkish Cypriots.

The U.S. and Britain—quietly, so as not to offend...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!