Events for Thursday 20th July 2017


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Turkish occupation of Cyprus

20th July 1974

Forces from Turkey invade Cyprus after a "coup d' etat", organised by the dictator of Greece, against president Makarios. NATO's Council praises the United States and the United Kingdom for attempts to settle the dispute.

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A Business of Some Heat
(Hardback - 512 pages)
by Francis Henn

The island of Cyprus, long troubled by inter-communal strife, exploded onto the world stage with the Athens-inspired coup against President Makarios and Turkey's invasion that followed. This resulted in the partition of the Island, which was policed by UNFICYP under the most testing conditions. These dramatic events are described here… Read more...

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