Tag: Cyprus Conflict 63-74

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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 […]

News - TRNC
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 […]

News - Features
Remembering the Tochni Massacre
 

Forty years ago today the war in Cyprus ended, but not before the gruesome discovery of a variety of mass graves containing the bodies of Turkish Cypriots. One of the worst was the Tochni Massacre: 85 inhabitants from Taşkent (also known as Tochni), a mainly Turkish village located in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, about halfway between Larnaca and Limassol, were […]