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Old August 27th, 2011, 06:03 AM   #1
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The Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974







Although the occupation is illegal, no one tries to enforce international law.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 07:00 PM   #2

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What happened to Makarios?
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Old August 28th, 2011, 04:12 AM   #3
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What happened to Makarios?
He died 3 years later without managing to negotiate in favour of Cyprus.
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He died 3 years later without managing to negotiate in favour of Cyprus.
Possibly you misunderstood,and replied simply, in my opinion Makarios was one of the key figure in the recent history of Cyprus, so to say he simply died is to ignore his role in the history of Cyprus. Although I do not consider myself a Makarios fan since he seemed as a President unable or unwilling to stop Greek cryptiot terrorism against civilian Turkish Cryptiots mounted on the Island, still I have a sympathy on him. In my opinion he was true Greek Cryptiot who devoted his life for the independence of Cyprus State, his anti-imperialist views were very well-known. And as expected this made neither Brits(who had a military base in Cyprus) nor the military junta regime in Greece(who believed Island should be annexed to Greece) happy, thus in 1974 a Greece backed coup caused _led by a well known Greek Cryptiot terrorist Sampson_ the legitimate Cyprus government toppled and later then Makarios was murdered. And after then we all know what happened, downfall of the idea of independent state Cyprus, and Turkish intervention...
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Occupation was illegal?
Why dont you tell to people what happend before 1974 in Cyprus?
Can you tell to people truth?
How Turkish people killed by EOKA?

Occupation was not illegal.Coz Turkey was guarantor country just like Greece and UK.
So its not occupation it was Justice by treaty.
Pls dont mislead to people.


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In 1963.
Before 1974 11 years ago.
It names Bloody Christmas.
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Turkey invaded the island. There was no peace-keeping force. It was an outright illegal act of war. Normally that should mean a Greco-Turkish war but thanks to the junta that governed Greece, nothing "bad" happened. Your cheap excuse was the "murder" of Turks by EOKA, while I doubt that most of those murders actually took place. That was the excuse really for Turkey to invade.
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The excuse for Turkey to invade was the mistreatment of Turkish Cypriots who were in the minority and the Greek Cypriot Coup d etat with the Military and EOKA overthrowing Archbishop Makarios and who's stated aim was not independence for Cyprus but Enosis (union with Greece).

Tensions had risen many times over this and since the 50's the Turkish community had considered Taksim (partition) rather than Enosis.

In his address to the UN Security Council after the Coup, Makarios called the Greek attempts as the invasion of the island.

The Turkish government therefore now demanded that Greece should dismiss Sampson, withdraw all Greek officers from the island and respect the island's independence. The junta prevaricated. For the United States, Kissinger did not seem to be greatly disturbed by the Sampson coup and looked as if he could accept enosis.

Turkey intervened on 20 July 1974, having the right to do so unilaterally as concerted action had not proved possible. Under the 1960 Treaty, Turkey's sole object could be to re-establish the state of affairs guaranteed by the basic articles of the 1960 Constitution. The coup d'etat was of course ipso facto unconstitutional and was said by Makarios himself to be an attempt to extend Greek dictatorship to the island.

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Occupation was illegal?
Why dont you tell to people what happend before 1974 in Cyprus?
Can you tell to people truth?
How Turkish people killed by EOKA?

Occupation was not illegal.Coz Turkey was guarantor country just like Greece and UK.
So its not occupation it was Justice by treaty.
Pls dont mislead to people.


As much as Greece was guarantor country in Anatolia at 1919. Although it's not comparable, we're talking about much lesser land in the case of Cyprus since it's an island. Plus the land under occupation in Cyprus is analogically much much larger than that of Anatolia under Greek occupation.

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Old August 28th, 2011, 11:51 AM   #10
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the turkish invasion of cyprus was one of the very few just military actions in the last 50 years.....well done turkey
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