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Greece's Athens Court of Appeals: "The Turkish military intervention in Cyprus was LEGAL.

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Submitted by Alexy Flemming (Turkey), Nov 14, 2012 at 04:33

Hey Ianus Poland!

Year: 1979:


On 21 March 1979, Greece's Athens Court of Appeals decided that "The Turkish military intervention in Cyprus, which was carried out in accordance with the Zurich and London Accords, was LEGAL. Turkey, as one of the Guarantor Powers, had the right lo fulfill her obligations. The real culprits . . . are the Greek officers who engineered and staged a coup and prepared the conditions for this intervention." (1) (2)

On 29 July 1974, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) affirmed that the Turkish military intervention was the exercise of a right emanating from an international Treaty and the fulfilment of a legal and moral obligation. (3) (4) (5)


(3) http://www.jkareklas.com/mainsite/images/stories/flash/law.swf Page 31

(4) Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy "International law and diplomacy on the Turkish military intervention of Cyprus"ELIAMEP's Working Paper no 18, April 2011; Author: Iakovos Kareklas, page23: http://www.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/en/2011/05/18_2011_-WORKING-PAPER-_-Iakovos-Kareklas.pdf

(5) PACE, Resolution 573, 29 July 1974: "3. Regretting the failure of the attempt to reach a diplomatic settlement which led the Turkish Government to exercise ITS RIGHT OF INTERVENTION in accordance with Article 4 of the Guarantee Treaty of 1960"

(1) Greece's Athens Court of Appeals (Case No: 2658/79)

(2) United States' Archieve: The US Official Arcieves is also Turkey's source?!!

http://democrats.foreignaffairs.house.gov/archives/107/80962.pdf page 35


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