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Cyprus-Invasion 1974: Incompetence of the Turkish army shocked NATO – WELT

Only a three-week ceasefire, which came about on July 22 under pressure from the USA and NATO, changed the situation. While the fall of the military junta in Athens completely eliminated Greece as a supporter, the Turks increased their troops for their “Operation Atilla II” on the island to 32,000 men, plus numerous tanks, armored troop carriers and guns. The 45,000 Greek Cypriot fighters had nothing to oppose them. Between August 13 and 17, the Turks captured the airfields of Nicosia and Tibou and occupied large parts of Nicosia. When a new truce came into effect, they controlled more than a third of the island and hailed the venture as a major victory.

21 Greek islands with non-military status armed since 1960s | Daily Sabah

Starting from the Treaty of London in 1913, the militarization of the eastern Aegean islands was restricted and their demilitarized status was confirmed with the signing of the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923. The Lausanne pact established a political balance between the two countries by harmonizing vital interests, including those in the Aegean. The 1947 Treaty of Paris, which ceded the Dodecanese islands from Italy to Greece, also confirmed their demilitarized status.

Cyprus’s president sees parallel between Turkish and Russian ‘revisionism’ • FRANCE 24

Cypriot President Nikos Anastasiadis granted an interview to FRANCE 24 from the capital Nicosia. The northern third of the Republic of Cyprus has been under Turkish domination since 1974. Anastasiadis said that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine uses the “exact same arguments that Turkey used to invade Cyprus”. Asked about tensions with Turkey over hydrocarbons, he expressed hope …

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The Greek Genocide and the recognition of the mass crime – Neos Kosmos

With the advent of the disintegration phase of the Ottoman state in the late 19th century, with the Neo-Turkish movement in 1908 and the coalition of the nationalist movement of Mustafa Kemal, one of the greatest mass crimes known to humanity took place: the Genocide against the Greeks. The extermination of the non-Muslim populations of …

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Greek president calls for recognition of Pontian Genocide on 103rd anniversary – eKathimerini.com

The international community has a “manifest obligation” to recognize the systematic extermination of some 353,000 ethnic Greeks living on the shores of the Black Sea by the Ottoman Turks between 1916 and 1923, President Katerina Sakellaropoulou said on Thursday, marking the anniversary of the Pontic Genocide. “The memory of the hundreds of thousands of innocents …

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The Hidden Story of Christian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire – Video – όποιος

World renowned Israeli historian Benny Morris sat down with i24NEWS to discuss his new body of work which seeks to unravel the systematic genocide of Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire before and after its collapse. As found in The Thirty-Year Genocide: Turkey’s Destruction of its Christian Minorities, between 1894 and 1924, 1.5 million to …

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Christianity in Turkey and the Middle East | Opinion – Daily Sabah

Christian minorities living in the Middle East, the birthplace of the religion, aim to maintain their culture on the axis of the Muslim majority. With the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, they attempted to obtain their social rights while being divided into scattered communities. Christians, who reside in various places from Turkey to Egypt, are …

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