kavazoglu, a tCypriot, and Costas Mishaoulis, a gCypriot, were murdered together in their car by the Turkey funded terrorist organisation TMT. They became the symbol of gCypriot and tCypriot friendship and the [common] will to build a peaceful Cyprus. Below are extracts from a speech by the late Kavazoglou (or click this link to listen to him in Turkish):
"They have managed to drive the young people of Cyprus, Greeks and Turks on the mountains to fight and kill each other. Only yesterday they were working together in the workshops, offices, and in the mines, they were ploughing the same earth to provide bread for their families. They have created the myth and the lie that is impossible for the two communities to co-exist in peace. They drove 20,000 Turks out of their homes and put them in places which are not different from concentration camps. Thus establishing the base for a future partition. A handful of fascists by using guns and fascists methods snatched the leadership of the Turkish community. They are the ones that cause the suffering of the Turkish Cypriots. Ask yourself if all those people were slaughtered then why hasn't the spotlight already been on Cyprus."
What has Τurkey been doing for the past 40 years and why haven't any of the perpetrators been sent to the Hague, similar to what's going on with the Serbs? I can only assume you have been misled by the ultra powerful propaganda machine, the same machine which would bring havoc in Turkey itself so as to preserve its hold on power.
Only last year a retired Turk General Sabri Yimibreşoğlu, who served in Cyprus in the 1950s and 1960s in his country's Special Warfare Department, admitting to Turkish TV that
"to stir up the Turkish Cypriots, we carried out sabotage, such as the burning of mosques, and then blamed this on the gCypriots" -- 'Why the Turkish military bombed mosques in Cyprus?' Hürriyet Daily News -- 'Retired general confesses to burning mosque to fire up public' Today's Zaman -- Listen to the General on Hürriyet WebTVThe 1964 event usually known as the 'Kumsal massacre', in which a Turkish officer's wife and children were shot dead in their home, was long used in tCypriot propaganda, the house turned into a 'museum of barbarism'. Although survivors of the event testified that Greek Cypriot paramilitaries committed the act. By 2004 claims that the Turkish Cypriot leadership itself was responsible for the act were taken quite seriously. Denktaş's exaggerated use of the language of martyrdom and images of dead bodies is well documented.
This was the modus operandi of the Special Warfare Department In Cyprus? It should be noted that outbreaks of inter-communal violence in Cyprus often started with bombs going off against Turkish targets, mosques, newspaper offices, etc, which were blamed on gCypriots. tCypriots would then riot, attack homes and businesses belonging to Greeks, who retaliated. The Greeks, being better armed and more numerous, would often overwhelm tCypriots, who cried 'massacre' and then demanded Turkey's protection.
Turkey pursued a deliberate policy of exposing tCypriots to danger so that they could then use their (exaggerated) plight as proof that Cyprus' communities could not live together, that tCypriots were being subjected to "genocide" and that Cyprus had to be partitioned.
A comment by DAVE THE IMPALER on 14 July 2011 at 17:05 on Cyprus: Two separate states, or a unified state on the horizon? | Lale Kemal on Today's Zaman 13-7-2011