46 years since Turkey’s second offensive in Cyprus

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46 years since Turkey’s second offensive in Cyprus
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Forty-six years ago to this day the Turkish military launched its second offensive against Cyprus breaking a ceasefire that had been agreed in 1974.

The Turkish army invaded Cyprus on July 20, 1974, and launched the second phase of the invasion on August 14, occupying the best part of Mesaoria, Famagusta, Karpasia and Morphou.

Dubbed a “ghost town”, Famagusta’s fenced off section – Varosha – remains to this day deserted, abandoned to the elements.

Turkish troops invaded Cyprus five days after the government of Archbishop Makarios III was...


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46 years since Turkey’s second offensive in Cyprus


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