From the Observer archive: this week in 1974

Cyprus faces division after Turkish invasion Dangers and agonies of Cyprus are by no means over, despite the Geneva ceasefire agreement. The immediate risk is that Turkey will overplay its hand by using the 30,000 troops it has landed on the island to secure an unfair advantage for the Turkish Cypriot minority. The Turkish troops behaved most irresponsibly last week when they deliberately broke the ceasefire and defied the UN Security Council. They should be compelled to withdraw from the two Greek villages they have overrun. Nor can there be any sympathy for their callous refusal to allow UN visits to...


From the Observer archive: this week in 1974


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