Atilla II: 47 years since the second Turkish invasion of Cyprus

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August the 14th marks the tragic day on which Turkey launched “Atilla II” – its second brutal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus in 1974.

Turkey had already captured part of Cyprus in its initial invasion on 20 July 1974. It used the flimsy pretext that it was “restoring constitutional order” following a short-lived coup to overthrow President Makarios by the US-backed junta which was then ruling Greece.

Despite the Athens junta and coup collapsing, and negotiations at Geneva, Turkey launched a second invasion to conquer more Cypriot territory. On 14 August, the Turkish military...


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Atilla II: 47 years since the second Turkish invasion of Cyprus


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