Wednesday, July 20, 2005

1974: Turkey invades Cyprus

Let's have a look at what happened 31 years ago in Northern Cyprus as told by the Bbc

Thousands of Turkish troops have invaded northern Cyprus after last-minute talks in the Greek capital, Athens, failed to reach a solution.

Tension has been running high in the Mediterranean island since a military coup five days ago in which President Archbishop Makarios, a Greek Cypriot, was deposed.

The coup led to fears among the Turkish Cypriot community that the Greek-backed military rulers would ignore their rights and press for unification for Cyprus with Greece or enosis.

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Video: About 6,000 Turkish troops have landed in Cyprus by air and sea
Video: BBC News reporter: "It is too early to estimate how long the emergency situation could last"

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