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The Turkish side of the story?Who doesn't know it a priori ?

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jun 29, 2012 at 16:02

Fulya wrote :

> 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?<

First, the Geunyeli massacre was thoroughly investigated by the British and a report on it was later published and is freely available on line. What are your neutral, preferably British, sources on the events you allege to which say exactly what you say , i.e. blame the Greeks and not imply habitual Turkish provocations and distortions or just common crimes committed within the Turkish community for which the Greeks were blamed ? Or you suggest that Turks never steal, wound, kill and mutilate Turks?

Second, maybe you should read the neutral British report on Geunyeli once again. There is no mention in it of the events you alleged to as triggering the unprovoked Turkish attack on a marching group of Greeks near the village. You may ex post invent any "causes" and "excuses" for the atrocities you have committed but their source is not what you say - it is Islam reinforced by Turkish savagery that is the real source of evil ... Turks stand for. And last not least - contrary to what you tend to think lying and denying the crime only aggravates it and never whitewashes the perpetrator.

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