Cyprus: Under the Threat of Guns

"Georgadjis did this!"

According to bystanders, those were the words uttered by the shaken but uninjured leader of troubled Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios, after his helicopter was riddled with bullets two weeks ago. His Beatitude was referring to Polycarpos Georgadjis, 39, an underground hero in the revolt against British rule, Makarios' Interior Minister until 1968, and more recently one of the archbishop's principal political rivals. Georgadjis (pronounced Yorkajis) was under intense surveillance after the assassination attempt; when he tried to leave the island, policemen ordered him off a Beirut-bound airliner as it prepared...

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