Friday, September 5, 2014

Attilas 1974: the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, by Cacoyannis

In July 1974, the Turkish Army invaded the Republic of Cyprus, forcing 180 thousand Greek Cypriots into displaced persons camps and causing the deaths of six thousand more. Upon hearing the devastating reports from his homeland director Michael Cacoyannis ('Zorba the Greek' Director, born 11 June 1921, died July 25 2011) rushed from London to Cyprus in order to document the horrific events on film.

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Turkey's Kurds & Cyprus' tCypriots

As either unitary state or federation solutions are discussed as replacements to Cyprus' 1960 and Turkey's 1923 unworkable constitutions, should we abide by "if a right is a right too many for Turkey's Kurdish community (circa 23% of population) then that right is a right too many for Cyprus' tCypriot community too (circa 15%), and vice versa." Is the adoption of this fair logic the catalyst to securing just solutions for both UN countries.