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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Aug 30, 2010 at 18:14

Caleb ,

The problem of discussing anything with you is that you want to say something without knowing anything about it. You write :

"Turkey has adhered to the Treaty of Lausanne...in that, unlike Greece, it has never laid claim to ALL of Cyprus."

Now Article 16 of the Treaty you are so eminently ignorant of happens to state :

"Turkey hereby renounces all rights and title whatsoever over or respecting the territories situated outside the frontiers laid down in the present Treaty and the islands other than those over which her sovereignty is recognised by the said Treaty."

And so Turkey herself did renounce any right whatsoever to anything in Cyprus. By claiming or occupying even 1% of Cyprus' territory, let alone 40% as it did, it it has breached her Treaty obligations. Anyway, at first Turkey wanted even all of Cyprus.

As you see your Turkish lie doesn't hold water at all. You need a better one , not just here.

You continue :

>Of the perhaps 200,000 Greek Cypriots who were driven out or fled the fighting in 1974, more than half eventually returned to their homes which were outside the area permanently occupied by the Turkish Army after the fighting ended. The 80,000 figure is of those permanently dispossessed. <

I ask for the source of your numbers . I can't see any which only confirms my supposition you have none. A Turk needs no sources , does he? By definition he knows "better" , doesn't he?

The source I quoted (the report of the European commission for Human Rights from 1976) is based on detailed ( name/age/residence) counts of those people expelled by the Turkish hordes.

The number 200 000 included those that fled in panic of the advancing NATO-armed Turkish murderers and robbers and lived near the Attila line. Later they came back. But it was only 20 000 people who could return. The rest , i.e. 180 000 , are permanently expelled and disposesed. That large number (180 000 , not 80 000 as you lie) comes from the obvious fact that the Turkish hordes attacked and occupied the most fertile, the most developed and the most densely populated areas of the island.

Now I would like to learn what lie you have at hand to justify the occupation of 40% of the territory for just 18% of the population ? Wasn't it because the innumerable Turkish mosques planned and built by the staunchly secular army in the land newly re-conquered for Islam needed much more space than those usually built by the Saudi or Iranian sponsors of jihad ?

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