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Cyprus has never existed as a Greek State, never ever.

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in response to reader comment: Our dear servet is saying that history started in 1570CE!!

Submitted by servet cevik (Turkey), Sep 28, 2014 at 16:31

yes dhimmi

cyprus has never ever existed as a Greek State ever in history.

if you claim otherwise please tell us the dates and names and founders of these states

Let me TEACH you...

- late bronze ago. first greek settlements, but NO STATE institution. rather local settlers and randomly visiting tradesman.

- 8th century BC Phoenician colonies (semitic people) FIRST STATE STRUCTURE

- Assyrian RULE for a century starting in 708 BC

- a brief Egyptian RULE

- Persian RULE in 545 BC

- Alexander the Great in 333 BC Macedonian RULE

- Ptolemaic Egypt RULE

- 58 BC Cyprus was acquired by the Roman Republic

- East Roman (Byzantine) RULE

- 649-965 AD Arab raids, period of chaos and no rule.

- 965 AD Byzantine RULE restored

- In 1191, during the Third Crusade, Richard I of England captured the island

- A year later Richard sold the island to the Knights Templar

- Guy of Lusignan bought the island from them and remained under Lusignan RULE until 1473

- the Republic of Venice assumed control of the island in 1473

- 1570 to 1915 Ottoman RULE

- 1915 to 1960 British RULE

- 1960 to 1974 FIRST EVER EVER EVER CYPRIOT INDEPENDENCE IN HISTORY

(Still a shared %30 Turkish 70% Greek quota in the parliament and administration)

- 1974 to present. 2 seperate administrative entities de facto exist in the island having effective control in their own respective territories despite the Greek side claiming to be the only and legal political body, in reality they can exercise 0 (ZERO) administrative power in the north.

Additionally %96 percent of Cypriot Greeks favor and voted for (January 1950) a union with their motherland Greece (ENOSIS) . They also do not want a seperate and independent Cyrus and they also think that an independent Cyprus is not viable.

ALSO since you mention those arab historians so much please send me the

NAMES OF THESE ARABIC HISTORIANS MENTIONING A GREEK CYPRIOT STATE

NAMES OF THEIR BOOKS MENTIONING A GREEK CYPRIOT STATE.

PAGE NUMBERS OF THESE BOOKS IN WHICH GREEK CYPRIOT STATE IS MENTIONED

I WOULD ALSO LIKE PHOTOCOPIES OF ENGLISH TRANSLATED EDITIONS OF THESE BOOKS.

SO DHIMMI CYPRUS WAS NEVER EVER A GREEK STATE IN HISTORY

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