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in response to reader comment: IT IS GREEKS WHO STARTED CYPRUS WAR

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Sep 23, 2010 at 02:59

AN ORDINARY TURKISH ... writes

> IT IS GREEKS WHO STARTED CYPRUS WAR. Greeks suddenly and unilaterally decided to wipe out all the Turkish people in the Island. They began killing, destroying everything Turkish. They wanted to reach their megalo idea... Turkey simply prevented greeks to accomplish their ethnic cleaning compaign.<

Yes, we know that Turks never start wars, never invade, never commit genocides, never change churches into mosques or latrines, their hstorical record is as imam Erdogan put it "as clear and clean as the sun" ... They just hapen to be misunderstood and denigrated victims of those who didn't understand what happiness it is to under the Turkish yoke or belong to the Turkish horde ! ... So e.g. when in 1922 there are 300 000 Greeks in Constantinople and 2010 there are hardly 4000 left tehre , it is because the Greeks organized the anti-Turkish pogroms in 1955 in Constantinople which in the last moment the wretched Turks could oppose and overcome . The Greeks also issued all the anti-Greek discriminatory laws and guidelines and confiscation decrees by which they were forbidden from doing some thirty or more professions in their home city, were blackmailed, robbed , prevented from having their churches, schools, monasteries ...In short they are to blame for their own extermination - never the Turk !

Having heard you ... ad nauseam let me give now some basic facts on Cyprus. The first massacre in Cyprus between the Turks and the Greeks took place at Geunyeli, 12 miles from Nicosia, on the 12th of July 1958. On that occassion some 50 to 150 Turks armed with firearms,clubs, knives and iron bars attacked 35 unarmed Greeks killing 8 of them. The British established a "Commission of Inquiry into the Incidents at Geunyeli" which published its detailed report on the massacre later in the year. It found out that the Turks had slaughtered 4 men on the spot, 4 had died later in the hospital and 5 had been severely wounded. As the report observes "The attack was of the most savage nature and the injuries inflicted indicate an extraordinary bloodthirst".

On 24 June 1958 in the British House of Commons during the discussion on Cyprus the following discussion took place :

"Mr. K. Robinson asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Greek Cypriots have been killed in Cyprus in the course of communal rioting since the beginning of May ...

Mr. Profumo The Answer to the first part of the Question is "twelve" ...

Mr. K. Robinson asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many Turkish Cypriots have been killed in Cyprus in the course of communal rioting since the beginning of May;

The Answer to the first part of the Question is "None".

Mr. K. Robinson Has the hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the statement by Dr. Kutchuk, the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, in which he said that thousands of Turks had been murdered by Greeks in the recent disturbances? "

So it turns out that the Turks began killing, destroying everything non-Turkish and not vice versa. They killed 12 Greeks in the riots they provoked and lost no Turk in it . But this notwithstanding their leader impudently claimed "thousands of Turks has been murdered by Greeks".

The same message comes from the discussion in the House of Commons from 17 June 1958 where :

" Mr. F. Noel-Baker asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what steps the Government of Cyprus will take to prevent the incitement to murder and civil war of the Turkish Cypriot population by means of radio broadcasts and newspapers from Turkey.

Lennox-Boyd Her Majesty's Government have made the strongest representations to the Turkish Government about the tone and content of recent broadcasts and newspaper articles "

So you will excuse me changing a bit your nickname to make it sound more realistic. After all even though you thinks you have idiots in front of you here, you can't expect them to accept placidly ... for ever, can you ? You Turks start wars and commit genocides and then deny your crimes ascribing them to your victims. Let's just look at what you say and what the sources say on the same subject to find a confirmation of this old experience.

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