Tag: Cyprus Conflict 63-74

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55 years on: Remembering Cengiz Topel and the Erenköy Resistance

The struggle to survive has defined much of therecent history of Turkish Cypriots, with the ErenköyResistance of 1964 among their most famous battles. A major milestone that occurred early on in the 11-year Cyprus Conflict, the Battle of Erenköynot only highlighted the bravery and resilience of the island’s minority Turkish community, but also the critical […]

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Former head of Turkish Cypriot Women’s Aid Committee Suzan Hamit dies

Muazzez Suzan Hamit, one of the British Turkish Cypriot community’s key activists during the 1960s and early 1970s, has died in London aged 76. She had been battling with serious ill-health for a number of years and was rushed to Whipps Cross University Hospital late on Friday night, after being taken ill at home. Despite […]

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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 […]

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Conservative councillor suspended after offensive Facebook posts calling Turks “barbarians”

  A newly elected councillor for the North London Borough of Enfield has been suspended by his local Conservative Party pending an investigation following hateful posts about Turks on Facebook. On 20 July, Stephanos Ioannou, a councillor for Southgate, shared the controversial 1974 front page of The Sun, which labelled Turks ‘barbarians’. Cllr Ioannou’s posts, made […]

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33 murdered Tochni villagers laid to rest
 

Forty two years and a day after their deaths, 33 Turkish Cypriot men from the village of Tochni (called Taşkent in Turkish) were buried in the Taşkent Martyrs Cemetery during a moving ceremony attended by their relatives, TRNC dignitaries and many members of the public. President Mustafa Akıncı, former President Mehmet Ali Talat, Speaker of […]