The Coup of 1974
The coup d’eta which took place on July 15, 1974 to oust the President Archbishop Makarios was organized solely by the junta in Greece which ended by the intervention of Turkey. It wasn’t he first attempt but the last one against Arcbishhop Makarios.
In addition to the above coup d’eta he survived four assassination attempts which took place between the years 1964 to 1974. On the one before the last, his helicopter was shot down immediately after the takeoff in Nicosia on March 8, 1970. The pilot was seriously wounded but no bullets hit him.
It was believed that the master mind of the assassination was Polycarpos Georgadjihes, the Minister of Interior who was forced to resign due to the...
Very few people have bare idea what it was. Majority of the people had not heard of it yet.
Even most of the Greek Cypriots not heard of it. They innocently think that the Cyprus Problem had started in 1974. The reason I call it innocently is that, they were and still are, deceived by the Greek Ad-ministration or by their good old Politicians and by their ecclesiastics systematically.
The dense Greek propaganda, convinced the world that the problems or the disputes in Cyprus, started by the Turkish intervention in July 1974. Before that the island was so peaceful, that it could be ad-dressed as the paradise on the earth.
But in contrary to this allegations and the false propaganda, Archbishop Makarios II, the first president of the Republic ...
Is Varosha Key for the unification
For the past couple of years I read and hear from the Greek Cypriot politicians genius ideas and proposals about the Varosha. Some stubbornly states the “return of Varosha would ease the Cyprus issue”, some says “it would be a catalyst for the solution of long standing Cyprus problem.”
Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades said couple of days before, “noting that the priority of Famagusta was perhaps the catalyst for the long-standing Cyprus problem.”
And the pseudo Mayor of Famagusta Alexis Galanos mumbled similar words in Dherynia last week, stating “Opening the fenced – off part of the city of Famagusta in the occupied area...
15 July 1974 Turmoil (2/2)
Rejections of Makarios’s proposals for the amendment of the Constitution of Republic of Cyprus ignited the armed assaults of Greek Cypriots towards Turkish Cypriots with the intentions to convert the island into a sole Greek Cypriot soil
The Turkish Cypriot Member of Parliaments and Civil servants were expelled from their offices at gunpoint. Armed Greek Cypriot militia attacked to Turkish villages and as a result 103 Turkish villages had to be abandoned by the Turkish in order to stay alive. These immigrants had no food, no house to shelter, no medicine, no money, no hope and nothing at all to live decently as human beings.
On March 1964 the UN Security Council (UN SC) decided t...
15 July 1974 Turmoil (1/2)
I was in Cyprus on the very day July 15, 1974 when a Coup d’etat was organized by the military junta in Greece, against Archbishop Makarios, the then President of Republic of Greek Cyprus, to achieve immediate Enosis (union with Greece). The next day, on July 16 “The Hellenic Republic of Cyprus” was proclaimed and the notorious murderer of EOKA, Nikos Sampson, who ruthlessly killed many English and Turkish civilians in the late 50’s and 60’s, appointed as the President of the Hellenic Republic of Cyprus. On July 17, he dared to declare Enosis without the consent of the remaining two guarantors England and Turkey, many Greek Cypriots and the whole of the Turkish Cypriots.
It was a uni...