Turkish Cypriots mark battle for Kokkina

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Turkish Cypriots mark battle for Kokkina
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Close to 1,000 Turkish Cypriots crossed from the north on Thursday to take part in an event at the Kokkina enclave, marking the anniversary of the battle of Tylliria in 1964 during the intercommunal strife.

Following the outbreak of intercommunal violence in December 1963, Turkish Cypriots had established a bridgehead at Kokkina in 1964, used to supply arms, volunteers and materials from Turkey.

Seeing the incursion as a major threat, the Cypriot government launched an attack leading to the Turkish retaliation. It only ended after an UN-backed...


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Turkish Cypriots mark battle for Kokkina


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