Atilla two: the second Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Greek Cypriot refugees

14 August marks the tragic day on which Turkey launched ‘Atilla two’ – 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.  Continue reading

41 years of Turkish occupation in Cyprus

Refugee-stamp-horiz-v2 On 20 July 2014 Turkey illegally invaded Cyprus and 41 years on, it continues to occupy the northern area of the Republic of Cyprus.

Turkey attacked the virtually undefended island state of Cyprus, spuriously claiming it did so in order to restore constitutional order, following a short-lived coup by the military junta then ruling Greece.  Continue reading