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"London and Lausanne" has a nicer ring but either way it was a British sellout of a helpless minority.

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Submitted by Caleb (United States), Sep 12, 2010 at 22:51

Ianus, your remarks grow too hysterical and overwrought (too "Greek", that is to say) to merit serious reply, but one statement is so outrageous it MUST be corrected: "Now if the British were at any time serious about the Zurich-London Agreements , then why didn't they decalre war on Turkey the moment the latter proceeded to occupy the island militarily carrying out thereby the destruction of all the provisions of the afrementioned agreements ?" Anyone familiar with the events of July, 1974 knows well that Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit flew to London on July 17 and **begged** Harold Wilson to honor Britain's 1960 pledges and intervene on Cyprus. The position of Her Majesty's government: "Sorry, old boy. That was then; this is now."

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