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Friday, August 24, 2007

The Preplanned Invasion of Cyprus

"The Turkish fighters have pledged to fight on until the realization of partition. The attitude of the Turkish minority has been admittedly one of provoking division and instigating armed conflict with the aim of partition."--Halkan Sesi, mouthpiece of Turkish Cypriot leadership, 29 February 1964

Turkey had been threatening to invade Cyprus throughout the 1960’s. Turkey did more then just threaten; this “guarantor power” used its Air Force to bomb several Cypriot villages in August 1964. Listen to this 1974 report. The reporter actually stated that “the Turkish Government has been working on plans for an invasion of Cyprus for the last 10 years.”

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