An example of Greek Atrocities in Cyprus

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JJF

Istanbul, Turkey

#1 Sep 6, 2008
Fires swept through Turkish homes in the northern suburb of Omorphita tonight while Mr. Duncan Sandys, Commonwealth Secretary, was watching the return of Turkish prisoners held by Greek Cypriots. Mr. Sandys left immediately for the scene when he heard the news. Before the fires started, Greek irregulars had broken into houses in Omorphita, which in peacetime had a mixed Greek-Turkish community. They dragged out clothing and furniture and overturned cars. Then fire broke out and flames were spotted by petrol of the Gloucestershires. Looters fled as armoured vehicles draped with Union Jacks raced to the spot. Mr Sandys watched as a British fire fighting unit brought the blaze under control…"

Daily Mail, 01.01.1964, reported by John Starr and Bernard Jordan from Nicosia.
George

Rahway, NJ

#2 Sep 6, 2008
JJF wrote:
Fires swept through Turkish homes in the northern suburb of Omorphita tonight while Mr. Duncan Sandys, Commonwealth Secretary, was watching the return of Turkish prisoners held by Greek Cypriots. Mr. Sandys left immediately for the scene when he heard the news. Before the fires started, Greek irregulars had broken into houses in Omorphita, which in peacetime had a mixed Greek-Turkish community. They dragged out clothing and furniture and overturned cars. Then fire broke out and flames were spotted by petrol of the Gloucestershires. Looters fled as armoured vehicles draped with Union Jacks raced to the spot. Mr Sandys watched as a British fire fighting unit brought the blaze under control…"
Daily Mail, 01.01.1964, reported by John Starr and Bernard Jordan from Nicosia.
Again Turkish crimes against Greek civilans are omited,My relatives witnessed the landings of Turkish paratroopers in Kyrenia,They were shooting and killing civilians before they landed,and next started on the farm animals,one of my uncles is still today missing

Since: Aug 08

TRNC

#3 Sep 6, 2008
George wrote:
<quoted text>Again Turkish crimes against Greek civilans are omited,My relatives witnessed the landings of Turkish paratroopers in Kyrenia,They were shooting and killing civilians before they landed,and next started on the farm animals,one of my uncles is still today missing
Confessions of former EOKA member:

Turkish Cypriots raped, killed
67-year-old Andreas Dimitriu says men in a Turkish Cypriot village were killed and women were raped by Greek Cypriot soldiers and members of his underground group three decades ago

A former member of a Greek Cypriot underground group defending the unification of the island with Greece has confessed in remarks to the media that the group, along with Greek Cypriot soldiers, had raped women and killed men of a Turkish Cypriot village during a campaign of attacks on the Turkish population of Cyprus three decades ago.

The group, the National Organization of Cypriot Fighters (EOKA), launched attacks on Turkish Cypriots during the 1960s and early 1970s in a violent campaign aimed at enosis, or unification of Cyprus with Greece. Andreas Dimitriu, a 67 year-old Greek Cypriot who was a member of EOKA-B, an offshoot of EOKA, during the period of ethnic violence on the island, confessed in a media interview that he had helped to gather men of the Turkish Cypriot village of Tohni (Ta&#351;kent) in a coffee house.

The men were later taken away by EOKA-B members entering the village, and all but one male Turkish Cypriot had been killed, Dimitriu told Greek Cypriot newspaper Alithia on Sunday.

He, however, said that he was unaware that the Turkish Cypriot men were to be killed and that he learned their fate a few days afterward.

Turkish Cypriot women of the village were then raped by Greek Cypriot soldiers seeking revenge on Turkish Cypriots, he also said.

“Such things were happening at that time. What did we do that was different from what was going on all over Cyprus?” he asked.

The confessions came after a Turkish Cypriot woman who had survived the Greek Cypriot violence in Ta&#351;kent village identified Dimitriu during an earlier interview with the same newspaper as the person who had taken away her father.

Her father was among those killed by EOKA-B members in the village.

Dimitriu said he had thought the men rounded up in the village's coffee house would be held captive in order to get some Greek Cypriots held by Turkish Cypriots released and said that he had no idea that these men were to be killed.

“We were given the instruction to round up all the men capable of fighting to be used for the exchange of Greek Cypriot captives. We did whatever we did together with the legal forces of the state,” Dimitriu said.
Pavlo

Sydney, Australia

#4 Dec 7, 2012
The fact is, atrocities were committed by both Cypriots and Turks. There are no 'good guys' in the war.
Akritas

London, UK

#5 Dec 8, 2012
Greek Cypriot Troops did not commit any atrocities. These were commited by Irregulars who overthrew the Govt of Makarios.

However Turkey gave explicit orders to its Soldiers (contrary to the Geneva Convention) to commit murder & rape against Civilians.

Turks & Nazis are the same!

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