Cyprus marks second wave of Turkish invasion

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Cyprus marks second wave of Turkish invasion
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Sunday marks the 48th anniversary of when the Turkish military launched its second offensive on Cyprus occupying the best part of Mesaoria, Famagusta, Karpasia and Morphou.

Turkish troops invaded Cyprus on July 20, 1974, five days after the legal government of the late Archbishop Makarios III was toppled by a military coup, engineered by the military junta then ruling Greece.

Two unproductive conferences in Geneva followed; the first between Britain, Greece and Turkey and the second with the additional attendance of Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot representatives. Three weeks after the ceasefire...

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Cyprus marks second wave of Turkish invasion

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