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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Nov 1, 2012 at 08:27

I have read just a few of the comments, so i am going to write something about the historic facts for Cyprus and for some accusations from the Turkish side based on Turkish historic propaganda.

The Turks invaded Cyprus using a ridiculous excuse that the Turkish Cypriots were threatened by some imaginary enemy because the Turkish state had always Cyprus as a target, this is written roughly by Ahmet Davutoglu, in his very famous book about the Strategic Depth of Turkey, actually this is the only act of the Kemalik government that he considers as successful policy and action. The fact is that thousands of Cypriots were expelled from their land and people with no relation to the island came to live in their properties which were stolen by the Turks, the occupation has been voted by the UN as illegal and in my opinion the Turkish army on the Island should be demanded to live by any civilised country on earth.

In general, the Turks have never been victims in history. First of all they are responsible for the genocides of Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks in Pontus, Greeks in the Aegean coast of minor Asia, Greeks of the East Thrace and Greeks of Imbros and Tennedos. The expelled Muslims and not only Turks from the Balkans was a result of that Turkish policy by Kemal. First of all Turks tend to forget that they had enslaved the European lands, so they were conquerors suppressing the population, even though and after the Balkan wars the Balkan people had decided to live in peace with the Muslims in their lands, on the contrary Turkey proceeded to the foretold massacres. The Turkish Government expelled their own people for their homes willingly because the Christian countries could not provide security for the Christians living on Turkish territory. It is worth to mention also the way the population exchange happened, because the Muslims left without any violence, on the contrary the Turks decided to pillage rape and chase the Christians living from Turkey.

But this was not enough, in 1955 the Turkish state organised the Pogroms of Constantinople and expelled 150 000 more Greeks from their houses, stealing their properties, these were the people left from each side as a result of the agreement of the exchange, Greeks in Constantinople and the same population in Thrace. Very correctly the Greek Government did not proceed in any expulsion of Muslim population from the Greek lands. All these things are prove of the Turkish Barbarism.

As for the myth-makers that some Turks accuse the Greeks, i would like to ask them who has built the ancient cities on their Aegean coast and what do they say to Tourists, what is their opinion about the committed genocides and about the modern genocide they commit for several years against the Kurdish population?

The massacres of Yugoslavia were done from all sides and this is proven, the big question for Bosnia is who started the war, who decided to bomb it's own people in Serajevo so to start a war and who gave the guidelines for such operations?

We do not have any problem with the Muslims or the Turks, but we have serious problems with the Turkish State and the Turkish politicians, who falsify history and lead their people to Barbaric actions!

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