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Cyprus and Ianus

Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza
in response to reader comment: Question for Ianus

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 31, 2010 at 18:27

Hi Aymenn

I agree with you it would be great to see ianus providing us readers with a review of "what really happened" in Cyprus

I do believe, and looking back, it would be too simplistic to say that the Turks just did not want see part of the lands of islam or dar al-islam (in this case Cyprus) being lost to Greek infidels as in the case of their defeat and explusion from Greece and the other Greek islands and Cyprus was indeed their last stand or that it was all about the big time Turkish ego albeit very possible

My interest here is in the relationship between Gamal Abd el-Nasser and his friendship with Makarious and if it did have any effect on what really happened and the outcome of the conflict.

It is very clear that the Greeks and Makarious sided with the Palestinians and this fact was not appreciated by Israel or by our policy makers here in the US. It is very interesting to know that the arabs in general and Nasser in particular had no like for the Turks and their imperialism and that Nasser warned the US about the danger posed by the Turks and what I understand is that his concern was "what is next" in regard to Turkish imperialism and would they let us say invade Egypt again? It sounds, now, far fetched but back then it was a real concern as many people in Egypt had vivid memories of the turks and their brand of imperialism and in an upcoming biography of Nasser I understand that the author makes it very clear that Nasser wanted to see a Greek Cyprus all of it


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