The intercommunal violence which broke out in December 1963 after President Makarios attempted to amend Cyprus’ constitution is the focus of the Cyprus Mail’s next batch of archive uploads to mark the newspaper’s 70th anniversary this year.
The Turkish Cypriots soon withdrew from the government and the violence intensified over the following months prompting the arrival of a UN peacekeeping force – UNFICYP – in March 1964. It remains in place to this day.
By mid-August 1964, Turkish planes had bombed the north-west of Cyprus and Turkish Cypriots were moving into enclaves.
- Government move on roads: Labour Minister Tassos Papadopoulos presents government’s condition for lifting economic sanctions imposed on Turkish Cypriot enclaves. Restrictions have been put on food supplies to the Turkish sectors of Larnaca and Famagusts – September 9, 1964
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