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Talking Turkey
American Thinker ^ | 11/13/11 | Jeff Lipkes

Posted on 11/13/2011 5:10:22 PM PST by varialectio

There is an illegal occupation that has gone on for decades in the Middle East and it's not being enforced by the IDF. In August 1974, Turkey seized nearly 37% of the then-independent Cyprus. The pretext for the invasion was the protection of Turkish Cypriots, who made up about 18% of the island's population. On July 15, EOKA B, a Cypriot paramilitary organization supporting union with Greece, backed by the junta in Athens, overthrew the government of Archbishop Makarios. But the coup failed. Makarios survived and his thuggish replacement was ousted after eight days in office, when the regime of the colonels was overthrown in Greece. It was only after the restoration of a democratic government on Cyprus that Turkish troops left their beachheads and marched south. Some 5,600 Greek Cypriots were killed, and there were widespread rapes and destruction of property. Over 160,000 residents fled their homes. To complete the ethnic cleansing, Turkish settlers were moved into the abandoned towns and villages. The Turks were there to stay: nearly all the churches in their sector were converted to mosques or put to other uses, the icons sold in Europe, and there remains an occupation force of 35,000 men. UN Security Council Resolutions 367, 541, and 550 and UN Resolutions 3212 and 1987/19 condemned the invasion and called for the withdrawal of Turkish troops. The resolutions are dead letters. They are of no interest to the present delegates or to the international media. There are have been no sanctions against Turkey, no demonstrations, no boycotts.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: archbishopmakarios; armenia; christians; cyprus; enosis; eokab; greece; islam; israel; kurdistan; lebanon; receptayyiperdogan; resolution1987slsh19; resolution3212; resolution367; resolution541; resolution550; turkey; unsecuritycouncil
ethnic cleansing of non-Muslims in Dar al Islam
1 posted on 11/13/2011 5:10:22 PM PST by varialectio
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2 posted on 11/13/2011 6:24:57 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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