British bases should go says Edek

ritish bases should gosays Edek The Cyprus socialist party Edek has renewed its demand for the dismantling of the British bases on the island. The demand was contained ina resolu- tion issued atthe end of the party's third an- nual congress held in Nicosia which unanimously re-elected Dr Vassos Lyssar- ides as party leader. The resolution called for an all-out struggle to remove the military bases which it described as “remnants | of colonialism”. At the A same time it asked the government to stop fa- cilities to the British in- stallations especially those which are outside the conventional obliga- tions, and said the gov- ernment should press for the payment by Bri- tain of “the dozens of millions of pounds if owes fo Cyprus.” Americans Or Vassos Lyssarides gives the V-sign after being unanimously re-elected President of the Cyprus So- claligt Party Edek at the party's third pancyprian con- ress. Edek claimed there were “sufficient indica- tions that American equip- ment and technigians are at the British bases “contrary fo the provisions of the ifle- gal treaty on which the Brit- ish justify their presence. Referring to the Cy- prus problem, the party statement did nat reject the talks procedure bul said right now the proper sore Miss Elizabeth Nash, re- presentative of the British Labour Party, who was among the numerous for- elgn delegates attending the Edek congress in Ni- cosia. tions did not exist The presence of the Turkish oc- cupatioan treaps posed a “Blackmail for the Greek Cypriots and an “oppres- sion’ for the Turkish Cypr- ofs, it declared, The Edek congress was attended by some 400 delegates as well as re- presentatives from social- ist parties and jiberation movements in many coyp- fries,