CYPRUS: The Survivor

For His Beatitude Archbishop Makarios, 58, the bearded, black-robed spiritual and political leader of Cyprus, last week brought a splendid succession of personal tributes. Nicosia's schoolchildren left classes to march on the presidential palace and shout, "Don't give in, Makarios! We are with you." Moved by the cheers of another gathering of 5,000, the archbishop told them: "I am not alone because you, the people, have embraced me with your confidence."

Makarios needed all the embraces he could find. His island of 650,000 or so uneasy Greeks and Turks was gripped by its...

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