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EarthQuake hits Cyprus!

slim

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Turkey sent its army into Northern Cyprus to protect the Turkish Cypriots from the EOKO terrorists led by a certain archbishop Makarios.
Once again a war fuelled in the name of religion.
having worked in the North of Cyprus many times I found that most of the Northern Cypriots (they may speak Turkish but like to be referred to as Cypriots) would like the island to be unified. During my time there I witnessed several peaceful rallies calling for this.
 

andym

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And heres me thinking that the Turks were drafted in after requests from Squaddies for more Doner Kebab shops!!!!
 
slim said:
Turkey sent its army into Northern Cyprus to protect the Turkish Cypriots from the EOKO terrorists led by a certain archbishop Makarios.
Once again a war fuelled in the name of religion.
having worked in the North of Cyprus many times I found that most of the Northern Cypriots (they may speak Turkish but like to be referred to as Cypriots) would like the island to be unified. During my time there I witnessed several peaceful rallies calling for this.


It was EOKA the greek led terrorist organisation. It was all part of a land grabbing exercise --the Brits controlled Cyprus till about 1960 as a protectorate - then we handed it over with sovereign rights to the air bases . Lots of squaddies killed there up to 1959 -dangerous place.

I think they put in a peace keeping force [Nato/UN?] when we left but the Turkish Cypriots were still getting slapped about or worse so Turkey decided enough was enough and invaded .
Turks are very good soldiers and had no problems -usual threats and muttering from the greeks but they left it as is --and no changes made since.
 

slim

War Hero
Greenie said:
slim said:
Turkey sent its army into Northern Cyprus to protect the Turkish Cypriots from the EOKO terrorists led by a certain archbishop Makarios.
Once again a war fuelled in the name of religion.
having worked in the North of Cyprus many times I found that most of the Northern Cypriots (they may speak Turkish but like to be referred to as Cypriots) would like the island to be unified. During my time there I witnessed several peaceful rallies calling for this.


It was EOKA the greek led terrorist organisation. It was all part of a land grabbing exercise --the Brits controlled Cyprus till about 1960 as a protectorate - then we handed it over with sovereign rights to the air bases . Lots of squaddies killed there up to 1959 -dangerous place.

many thanks for correcting my terrorists.
As you say the reason for teh invasion was to protect the Turkish speaking cypriots.
I have spent time working in the North and have found the Northern Cypriots to be fantastic people, Doesnt seem to be any fanatism there

I think they put in a peace keeping force [Nato/UN?] when we left but the Turkish Cypriots were still getting slapped about or worse so Turkey decided enough was enough and invaded .
Turks are very good soldiers and had no problems -usual threats and muttering from the greeks but they left it as is --and no changes made since.
 
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