42nd Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Remembered [photos]

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On July 15, 1974 , the Greek military junta known in Greece as “The Junta,” attempted a coup by Greek Army officers in Cyprus to achieve the reunification of Cyprus with Greece.

A mere five days after the coup attempt, Turkey sent in troops in fear that a unified Greece and Cyprus would threaten the Turkish-Cypriot community. The result was a partitioning off of the island, with the northern third a Turkish Military occupied land under military rule.

As the Greek military junta collapsed on July 24, 1974 under the...


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42nd Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus Remembered [photos]


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