BONN (Mar. 27)
Cyprus is becoming the new center of Palestine Liberation Organization propaganda since the PLO was ousted from Beirut last summer, the daily Die Welt reported today.
According to the paper, the PLO has established, at great expense, a new information and communications center in the Greek part of the island which is partially occupied by Turkey. It has already moved its news agency, Wafa, to Cyprus along with various publications. It is now trying to get the Cypriot government to grant a license to the PLO radio station, “The Voice of Palestine,” so that it can resume broadcasts which previously emanated from Beirut.
Die Welt reported that several Arab governments are pressuring the Cypriot authorities to deny the license because they fear renewed PLO broadcasts would encourage subversive elements within their own borders.