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The unholy alliance between the US and Turkey

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in response to reader comment: 36 years still a long time

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Aug 30, 2010 at 09:01

Caleb wrote :

" [A generation is generally regarded as twenty years, so it has been far longer than one generation since 1974.] <

"Generally regarded" ? By whom? Where did you take that definition of 20 years for a generation from ? The generation that saw and suffered from Turkish sadism in Cyprus in 1974 is still alive just as there are still many who saw the Turkish bestialities in Constantinople in September 1955.

> The 1964 Acheson Plan was for partition, not **enosis** of the entire island with Greece. As it would have meant Turkish military bases on Cyprus<

You don't even know the Acheson plan. It foresaw union (=enosis) of Cyprus with Greece with Turkish military bases in the Carpasos peninsula would have hardly amounted to 40% of the territory of the island grabbed by the Turkish hordes in 1974, wouldn't they ?

> and effectively the end of an independent Republic of Cyprus, the plan was rejected by President Makarios, obviating the need for military intervention by Turkey. Anyway, the US forbade it. <

The letter of Johnson made the Turkish militarists sober for a while and so a tête-à-tête of the "great" Turkish horde with some Soviet divisions stationed along the Turkish-Armenian border filled the Turkish brass with legitimate horror .

" America was in a stronger position vis-a-vis both Greece and Turkey in 1964 than in 1974 when the long Vietnam War and domestic problems had reduced American power and influence.'

Nonsense ! A single phone call from Kissinger to Ecevit might have cancelled the whole invasion as Johnson's letter had done. Instead , the phone call Ecevit got from his former teacher Kissinger told him to begin the invasion , not to stop it ! This happened also when the second phase of war on Cyprus in August started. It had all been arranged beforehand .

> It is a historical irony that the important provisions of that Plan now have come to pass: Cyprus is partitioned, the Turkish Army is there to stay! <

Kissinger should become a honorary citizen of Turkey and get a few statues next to those of Ataturk just like some Soviet generals and spies in Kemal's staff did. The Turks are occupying the island. That's true. But who knows how long ? The Turks thought Nagorno Karabakh would be theirs for ever. Itw as for some time only. Nowadays, Karabakh is free from the Turkish hordes . The Turks were beaten and kicked out of the land. On Cyprus the same will happen one day when Turkey's xenophobic and jingoistic policy estranges and exposes those who have engineered that unholy alliance with Turkey in the US and Israel .

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