Turkey prepared for 1974 Cyprus ‘peacekeeping operation’ for ten years, official says

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Turkey had to wait until 1974 to invade Cyprus because it did not have enough equipment and ships but had wanted to invade the island for ten years, the Speaker of the Turkish National Assembly, Mustafa Sentop was quoted as saying on Wednesday.

In a speech at a reception he gave for Turkish ambassadors, according to CNA, Sentop said: “We had to wait until 1974 to intervene in the deteriorating situation in Cyprus since the 1960s and the massacres suffered by the Turkish community”.

“Because we didn’t have enough equipment, especially landing craft. We prepared for the peacekeeping...


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Turkey prepared for 1974 Cyprus ‘peacekeeping operation’ for ten years, official says


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