OTHER FACE OF CYPRUS PROBLEM

OTHER FACE OF CYPRUS PROBLEM

The conflict in Cyprus did not begin in mid 1950’s but began with an idea called Enosis, unification of Cyprus with Greece.

 

This idea was seeded in Cyprus as early as 1879, when the British allowed Greeks to settle on the island in “patriotic communities.” Soon after, Greek patriotism flourished in the island and sneaked into churches and schools. The actual roots of Cyprus problem goes back as far as to late 1800’s but not 1974.

 

Since early 1900’s, the Greek Cypriots were geared for Enosis and opposed to the coexistence of Turkish Cypriots.

In 1959 the motherlands of both people and Britain provided Cyprus with a constitution that was not only agreed upon by all parties, but also provided for the existence of a Republic, where Tur...

9 Nisan 2007
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Okunma 60
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THOUSANDS OF GREEK SETTELER IN THE ISLAND

THOUSANDS OF GREEK SETTELER IN THE ISLAND

Historically, and particularly since 1961, Greece has systemati-cally pursued a deliberate policy of colonizing and annexing Cyprus (a process they term “Enosis”), due to which 60,000 Turkish Cypriots were forced to leave their homes, memories and belongings in 1964 after the fierce attacks of Greek militia and a further 60,000 in 1974, as the outcome of the notorious coup d’etat against Archbishop Makarios III, staged by Greek generals in Greece.

This is being done in order to change the demographic structure of the island, to control and adulterate the 1960 Treaty of Establish-ment of the Republic of Cyprus. Such attempts at consolidating the transformation of Cyprus’s demographic character continued even after the events of 1974.

Under international law mass transf...

2 Nisan 2007
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Okunma 71
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GREEK MERCENARIES IN SOUTH CYPRUS

GREEK MERCENARIES IN SOUTH CYPRUS

Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have offi-cially protested the presence of 1,000 Greek mercenaries from mainland Greece in southern Greek Cyprus.

The official number of troops from mainland Greece deployed in south Cyprus is 6,000. The number of Greek mercenaries, who portray themselves as local Cypriots and dress as Greek national guardsmen (Ethniki Fruro) is 1,000. Of course, this Greek trick staged recently on the island of Cyprus, is not the first one.

Not long after the inter-communal clashes, enflamed by the Greek Cypriots on Dec. 21, 1963 in June of the following year, the House of Representatives, functioning with only its Greek Cypriot members, after expelling Turkish MPs with brutal force from the Parliament, passed a bill that established a Nat...

26 Mart 2007
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Okunma 162
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TWO POLITICALLY EQUAL AND SOVEREIGN PEOPLES LIVE ON CYPRUS

TWO POLITICALLY EQUAL AND SOVEREIGN PEOPLES  LIVE ON CYPRUS

The conflict in Cyprus has been ongoing for the past 52 years. Yet still there seems to be no sign of a settlement and no hope for one as well. Cyprus became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1571 and more than 300 years later, it was leased to Britain by Turkey with the agreement that Cyprus was to be returned to Turkey when Britain no longer wanted it. Britain ruled Cyprus as a protectorate until 1914, when Turkey sided with Germany in the Great War. Britain then an-nexed Cyprus and assumed sovereignty, ruling it as a colony until 1960 when it became an independent republic.
Although Cyprus has historically never been part of any Greek state, the population of Cyprus was changed dramatically by the Brit-ish once Cyprus became a Crown Colony. The British began to allow Greeks to settle...

19 Mart 2007
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Okunma 53
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THE WALL BUILT IN 1964 IS FINALLY DEMOLISHED

THE WALL BUILT IN 1964 IS FINALLY DEMOLISHED

The island of Cyprus was not divided in 1974 but in 1963, im-mediately after attacks by armed Greek Cypriot militia on Turkish quarters and unarmed Turkish Cypriot civilians.

The notorious wall of Ledra Street and the Lokmacı Barricade, in the very heart of the Venetian-built old city of Nicosia, were constructed early in 1964.

The Ledra Street eyesore represents the division for the Greek quarter just as its counterpart, the Lokmacı Barricade, does for the Turkish, and was the first checkpoint between Turkish and Greek Cy-priots.

Both barriers remained for 43 years, but the Greek guard post and the notorious wall in the Greek quarter at the bottom of Ledra Street, like Lokmacı, is now history.

There has been a great deal of stubbornness from both sides re-...

12 Mart 2007
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Okunma 54
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