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The Cyprus problem goes back to 1954, not 1963!

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Submitted by Hellene (Australia), Jul 30, 2010 at 23:08

In 1954, the Greeks of Cyprus demanded a referendum to decide the political future of Cyprus. The Greek request was completely legitimate for the British colony, an island with an overwhelming indigenous Greek majority. The British imperialists and the undemocratic Turks conspired to prevent self-determination to take it's just course and, as a consequence, violence was the result. And yet the British and Turks have portrayed the Greeks as terrorists. Freedom fighters resort to violence if they are denied the ballot box. Terrorists despise the ballot box and will use anything in their military or diplomatic arsenal to avoid it . The Greeks demanded a ballot box in 1954. The British secured the involvement of Turkey, the nation built on the Genocide and expulsion of the Anatolian Christians.

So who is the freedom fighter and who is the terrorist in 1954 ?

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