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Turks systematically massacred POWs in Cyprus

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Submitted by Alex (United States), Jul 27, 2010 at 02:54

The judgment in Cyprus v, Turkey, no. 25781/94 by the European Court of Human Rights (http://www.echr.coe.int/echr/ ), mentions the following in paragraph 25:

1) " a statement of Mr Denktaş, "President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus", broadcast on 1 March 1996, in which he admitted that 42 Greek-Cypriot prisoners were handed over to Turkish-Cypriot fighters who killed them…";

2) " the broadcast statement of Professor Yalçin Küçük, a former Turkish officer who had served in the Turkish army at the time and participated in the 1974 military operation in Cyprus, in which he suggested that the Turkish army had engaged in widespread killings of, inter alia, civilians in so-called cleaning-up operations…";

3) "the Dillon Report submitted to the U. S. Congress in May 1998 indicating, inter alia, that Turkish and Turkish-Cypriot soldiers rounded up Greek-Cypriot civilians in the village of Asha on 18 August 1974 and took away males over the age of 15, most of whom were reportedly killed by Turkish-Cypriot fighters.";

4) "the written statements of witnesses tending to corroborate the Commission's earlier findings that many persons now missing were taken into custody by Turkish soldiers or Turkish-Cypriot paramilitaries."

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