Thursday, December 8, 2011

Loot weighing heavy on the conscience?

"The majority of the Turkish Cypriots welcomed the Turkish intervention in Cyprus with excitement which turned into real holiday joy when they got to share the property left behind by the Greek Cypriots luxurious buildings, houses, factories, hotels became the property of Turkish Cypriots, It all happened so suddenly, The cheerful childlike Turkish Cypriots were dipping their hand into a goody bag as they took over or ransacked the beautiful Greek Cypriot houses.

Men gathered in the village squares telling each other about the prettiness of their new houses, showing their Greek Cypriot clothes on their backs and talking about who got how much pillage. Women were visiting each other’s houses and checking out who got what. Children were playing with their new toys in their new clothes on the streets.

Before the Turkish Cypriot occupation regime could bring the situation under control, people looted Greek Cypriot houses, factories, and villages. It was said that the erstwhile employers of a middle aged Turkish woman who had been a maidservant were paying social calls on her in view of her overnight prosperity, based on her vast store of loot.

At social events, there was considerable chatter about the found things in the house of one or another of the group, As the old moral strictures on the individual and on society were shaken, people felt that they had the right to own the found things and even stole such found items"

Turkish Cypriots 1974  by Talos Samson in Cyprus Real Talk

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