Tag: 1974 War in Cyprus

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As North Cyprus prepares to bury 14 Turkish Cypriot children, a relative’s story highlights the horrors of those slain in 1974 Muratağa Massacre

Forty six years after they were brutally killed by Greek Cypriot paramilitaries during the 1974 Cyprus War, fourteen children aged between four months and fifteen years old will be laid to rest at the Muratağa Martyrs’ Cemetery this Saturday, 26 December 2020. The children were among 126 Turkish Cypriot villagers – mainly women, children and […]

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Turkish Cypriot survivor of Muratağa massacre recalls ‘74 trauma

A man who avoided almost certain death at the hands of Greek Cypriot gunmen in 1974 by hiding in a barrel as a child has spoken about the terrifying moment he thought he and his family would be killed. Şafak Nihat was just 13 when EOKA-B terrorists came to the village of Muratağa on the […]

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British MPs spark outrage with Cyprus ‘invasion’ video comments

A group of British MPs have sparked outrage among the Turkish Cypriot community in the UK and its supporters after taking part in a Greek Cypriot “propaganda” video. Parliamentarians from the Conservative Party, Labour Party, Scottish National Party (SNP), Liberal Democrats and The Independent Group for Change were slammed after they recorded messages for a […]

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Cyprus massacre victims laid to rest with military honours

The remains of 15 Turkish Cypriots – including 14 women and children – slaughtered by EOKA-B gunmen in the North Cyprus village of Muratağa on 14 August, 1974, have been finally laid to rest in their own graves. The victims, ranging in age from just four to 79, were among 126 people massacred in the […]