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Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza
in response to reader comment: Caleb

Submitted by Caleb (United States), Sep 16, 2010 at 11:11

Why didn't Britain declare war on **Turkey** in August of 1974? Surely the question should be why Britain did not act against Nikos Sampson and the Greek-officered Cypriot National Guard directly it staged its illegal **coup** in **July** 1974. This makeshift government had announced its intention to make Cyprus an integral part of Greece--**enosis**--an intention echoed in Athens itself and a brazen violation of the 1960 Agreements which created an independent Cyprus. Every time I bring up the disastrous 1974 **coup**, old Ianus wants to talk about a Turkish intervention that never happened in 1964. Although responsibility clearly lies with the Greek side, Ianus wants to substitute myth for reality and blame everyone else include the US Sixth Fleet which in fact remained neutral throughout the crisis.


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