Since 2014, Yazidis in Iraq have been exposed to genocide at the hands of the Islamic State, which has led to their forced expulsion and exile from their ancestral lands.
ISIS has executed thousands of Yazidis and abducted a myriad others from the Sinjar area, raped them repeatedly and sold them as sex slaves. Nearly 200,000 Yazidis have been displaced in northern Iraq, where the large majority lives in refugee camps.
Forty-two years ago, similar crimes were committed in Cyprus by another occupying army, which is also a NATO member.
In the summer of 1974, the Turkish military invaded Cyprus in a bloody military campaign.