1 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Always learn both sides of any story!

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

Submitted by Fulya (Turkey), Jun 29, 2012 at 09:23

" 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."

Do you know that on 21st of June 1955 Greeks put dynamites in the police station right in the middle of where Turkish people live and 14 Turks got wounded?

On 19th of March 1956 the Greeks attacked their Turkish neighbours in Vasilya. 16 Turks and 3 Greeks got wounded

Before the year 1956 ended they burned 30 Turkish villages. Only in November 1956 416 similar incidents happened

On 4th of December 1956 3 Turkish villagers were killed in Melendra. Not just killed but also their bodies were torn apart by cutters.

So between 1st of April 1955-December 1956 216 people died because of those atacks by Greeks and 524 people got wounded. Until July 1958 100 more people were killed.

Mmmm I wonder why Turkish people attacked back on July 1958? What do you think?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Always learn both sides of any story! by Fulya

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)