<quoted text>Mate,you no sh@t about Lapithos and what happened over there. This is your hearsay crap from the local coffee shops.
We have had this arguement before and yes it was a stronghold but why do you think so re....
Look were Lapithos is located and how much of military strategic point it was in Cyprus. You Turks threw every weapon you had on this area to capture it at all costs including many Turkish troops who perished fighting there.
Did you allow civilians, women and children to leave that were trapped from the fighting. NO.. simple
The Turks didnt even spare the lives of disabled people.
This is why it wasnt a peace intervention but a bloodbath invasion from a country that is 87 times bigger then Cyprus and with an army of 5 million.
Lapithos I think we all agree there was a coup, Right
We also all agree the coup was organised by motherland Greece to put a claim on Cyprus make Cyprus part of Greece.Right
We also all know when Makarios addressed a committee at United Nations he told them the island of Cyprus was invaded by Greece and call on the guarantors to take action immediately, Right
we also all agree there was a civil unrest and fighting amongst the greeks killing each other. Right
We all also know Cyprus sovereignty was in grave danger. Right
We all also know That the RoC government was replaced with coup d'etat illegal terrorist organisation.Right
We all also know this coup leader Samson and the eoka was number one Turk haters who for years collaborated together with terrorist Makarios president of RoC to eliminate Turkish Cypriots from the island of Cyprus.Right
WE all also know that terrorist Makarios president of RoC after the fall of his government to a coup d'etat and replaced with terrorist organisation in 1974 he had fled to safe haven abandoning the country leaving it to the hands of terrorists.Right
We all also know Turkey was one of the guarantors to protect the sovereignty and the people of Cyprus by using any means at it's disposal. Right
We all also know Turkey being rightful guarantor power issued warnings to coup leaders and Junta in Greece to hand back the sovereignty of Cyprus to Cypriot people and the democratically elected Makarios Guvernment,Right
We also all know Turkey being one of the guarantor Powers demanded that British and mainland Greece should act immediately to restore Cyprus sovereignty and protect the minority of Turkish Cypriots, Right.
We also know the British and Greece the other two guarantors declined from taking actions against the coup d'etat ,Right.
We also all know before Turkey's intervention as a peace force , the whole world and Cypriot people was made aware that turkey would intervene as a peace keeping force, leaflets was dropped from plains, radio stations continually reminded Greek Cypriots , do not be afraid this is a peace mission go to your homes and close your doors, do not harbor terrorists, Right.
We also all know when the first Turkish intervening landing party arrived they were met with heavy artillery and gun fire,Right
We also know that those eoka scum did a lot of damage by murder slaughter of whole Turkish villagers of unarmed innocent Turkish Cypriot man woman and children young as 16 days
how ever any innocent Greek Cypriot lives lost sake of deliberate killing is monsters a tragedy and should never have happened, I feel the same for both sides, there is no justification for the killings of innocent people,