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THE TURKISH INVASION: CYPRUS’ BLACKEST DAY

Cyprus has a long, blood-stained history – Jews, Arabs, Franks and Ottomans have all taken their turn at pillage and massacre; but perhaps the blackest day in the island’s history was 20 July 1974, when Turkey invaded the island and unleashed a wave of violence that shocks us because of its barbarity and because of the fact that it has ... Read More »