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"Turkish Lies" or Greek Myths?

Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza
in response to reader comment: A refined test for Turkish IQ

Submitted by Caleb (United States), Aug 26, 2010 at 13:19

I search in vain for the word **enosis** through this twisted and biased collection of half-truths. To bring about a merger of Cyprus and Greece, Nicos Sampson did organize a coup to overthrow the government of Archbishop Makarios (the world's only Cypriot, neither Turkish nor Greek), forcing President Makarios to flee for his life to the British base at Akrotiri. But the British were willing to do no more than offer sanctuary. The Turkish community found it had to look to Ankara for its protection, the 1960 Treaty being a dead letter.


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