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It's not injustice that hurts...

Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza
in response to reader comment: Turkish profiteers of the 1974 war

Submitted by Caleb (United States), Sep 5, 2010 at 13:39

it's justice. For years, for decades, the Turkish minority on Cyprus was bullied, pushed around, assaulted, murdered by members of the illegal terrorist organization EOKA and various free-lance thugs. Although the Cypriot National Guard was officered largely by Greeks from Greece, as long as there was a central government dedicated to the idea of a bi-national, sovereign and independent Cyprus, Turkey was willing to be deterred from intervening directly to protect the Turkish minority. Then the pro-**enosis** fanatic and racketeer Nikos Sampson, goaded by elements in Athens, overthrew that central government by illegal, violent means. The hand of Ankara no longer could be stayed. The principle is generally held in law that an original tortfeasor is liable for all resulting injuries such as any malpractice occurring when the injured party is treated in hospital for the original injury. The same holds true here. It is Sampson, Gizikis, Ioannides and EOKA-B who are to blame for the damage and losses about which Ianus now whines so plaintively.

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