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An addendum Nasser Makarious and Cyprus

Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza
in response to reader comment: sigh

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 19, 2010 at 06:49

Y wrote

> It is crazy to place Greece on the same side as the Russians.

No what is carzy is that you have one simplistic version of history. Yes the Greeks were very much anti-communists but their hate of the Turks were much more than their hate of communism and if the Russians would help then why not and I found this very interesting article about Makarious and Nasser their palns to bomb the Turks and it is from Time magazine and dated 9/4/1964 and I quote

" At week's end Turkey grudgungly gave its consent to a Greek request that the troop rotation be postponed Archbishop Makarios flew blithely off to Alexandria to confer with an old friend and ally Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser. His reported mission to secure Nasser's permission for Greeks and Russian fighter planes to use Egyptian bases in the event of a Turkish invasion of Cyprus."

It is all in black and white and there is more information in al-Ahram

Oh there is more for the readers anyone interested in reading about the shameful Lavon affair I suggest

Operation Susannah as told by Aviezner Golan and Marcelle Ninio Victor Levy Robert Dassa Philp Natasnon

And any reader who is interested in understanding the period between the Egyptian revolution in July of 1952 and the Suez war of 1956 including the Lavon affair and the early stages of the tragedy in Cyprus, The Gaza attack and the alleged contacts between Nasser and the Israelis (? Moshe Sharett) and his desire for peace with Israel I suggest Warriors at Suez by Donlad Neff's Warriors at Suez but one has to be careful as he was very much pro-palestinian but nontheless it is great reading


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