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You need to learn your History.

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Submitted by Peter Hall (Australia), Sep 14, 2014 at 02:58

Need to learn your History a bit better.

Cyprus was only under the control of the Ottomans until 1878, for about 300 years and it was NOT rented to the Bittish, it was ceded under the Cyprus Convention, The Ottomans had little interest in Cyprus as its majority Greek population wanted to be part of Greece after Greece became an independant country in 1830.

The British formally annexed Cyprus after the Ottoman Emipre was defeated in WW1 and dismembered into little bits by the British and the French. Turkey never owned Cyprus. Turkey is just a remnant of the Ottoman Empire. Which does not exist any more.

It is great you are proud to be Turkish, but the Ottoman Empire is long gone.

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