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Posted on 03/22/2019 4:29:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
Nestoros said the CMP regularly raised the matter of a mass grave in Adana. He added that they also knew of a mass grave in the area of Kyrenias Botanical Gardens from information provided by a Greek Cypriot survivor. Plus, the CMP had testimony that bodies had been collected in the area.
Under the headline Buried Alive, Afrika reported on Thursday that Greek Cypriots taken prisoner were brutally murdered and buried near a river.
The information came from a man who claimed he was at the Kyrenia harbour working when he overheard two Turkish soldiers talking about it. At the time, there were Greek Cypriot prisoners there awaiting their transfer to Turkey.
If we take them to Adana too, we will do what we did to the others, one of the soldiers said. We took the others, tied their arms and legs and buried them alive near a river there; we didnt waste any bullets. Because we buried them on the riverbank, the river will carry them away with the passage of time and no trace will be found.
The unnamed eye witness was around 18 at the time and, along with other people, he had been asked by the Turkish army to pour concrete on the road to the harbour for better access.
He said Greek Cypriot prisoners were lined up there and the workers were told not to look at them.
The report, signed by Afrika editor Sener Levent, also claimed that the biggest mass grave was located in the yard of the Apostolos Varnavas church.
Levent suggested that Turkish Cypriot journalist Kutlu Adali was assassinated in 1996 because he was looking into the matter.
After the creation of the CMP in the early 90s, Levent said, Turkey sought to eliminate all traces of mass graves in Cyprus..
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This was done in 1974. You can make up your own mind about whether the accusations are true or not.
Why did I post this 2016 article now? Because of threats that Erdogan made this week about what they did to the Greeks and would do to others.
Makes me very ill to think about this and other things that happened just last year. Vermin.
The Turks have a long history of cruelty and murder.
Yes, and they still deny that happened.
Correct and the current leader is beating this drum loudly right now, stirring up his base with hate so he can stay in power.
Turkey must ban all assault shovels.
“... By the way, a Bulgarian I met lately in Moscow,” Ivan went on, seeming not to hear his brother’s words, “told me about the crimes committed by Turks and Circassians in all parts of Bulgaria through fear of a general rising of the Slavs. They burn villages, murder, outrage women and children, they nail their prisoners by the ears to the fences, leave them so till morning, and in the morning they hang them- all sorts of things you can’t imagine. People talk sometimes of bestial cruelty, but that’s a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel. The tiger only tears and gnaws, that’s all he can do. He would never think of nailing people by the ears, even if he were able to do it.
These Turks took a pleasure in torturing children, -too; cutting the unborn child from the mothers womb, and tossing babies up in the air and catching them on the points of their bayonets before their mothers’ eyes. Doing it before the mothers’ eyes was what gave zest to the amusement. Here is another scene that I thought very interesting. Imagine a trembling mother with her baby in her arms, a circle of invading Turks around her. They’ve planned a diversion: they pet the baby, laugh to make it laugh. They succeed, the baby laughs. At that moment a Turk points a pistol four inches from the baby’s face. The baby laughs with glee, holds out its little hands to the pistol, and he pulls the trigger in the baby’s face and blows out its brains. Artistic, wasn’t it? By the way, Turks are particularly fond of sweet things, they say.... “
I remember the Greek vs Turk Cypriot war in 1974. I was living in a dorm of international students, one of whom was Turkish. She said to our group I hope you are all for the Turks!. I clearly remember being a supporter of the Greeks. I had no idea of the atrocities.
I make no comment about what I think it would take to bring justice to Turkey.
There was a march from Ankara over a year ago lead by a CHP (Kemalist) official that had a single word on their banner “Adalet” (Justice in Turkish). It took weeks to make the march. There were a million people who gathered near Istanbul where the march ended. No arrests were made then.
There is no Adalet in Turkey. Only edicts by Erdogan the Islamist Dictator of Turkey.
But, but, they are NATO members.
Double bag BARF!
Vermin and beasts...
Thank you for the reflection.
Take the ‘E’ out of Erdogan and waddya get
“” “” I remember the Greek vs Turk Cypriot war in 1974. I was living in a dorm of international students, one of whom was Turkish. She said to our group I hope you are all for the Turks!. I clearly remember being a supporter of the Greeks. I had no idea of the atrocities.”” “”
Lyndon B. Johnson, Context: ##ck your parliament and your constitution. America is an elephant. Cyprus is a flea. Greece is a flea. If these two fleas continue itching the elephant, they may just get whacked good... We pay a lot of good American dollars to the Greeks, Mr. Ambassador. If your Prime Minister gives me talk about democracy, parliament and constitution, he, his parliament and his constitution may not last long... Comment to the Greek ambassador to Washington, Alexander Matsas, over the Cyprus two-state solution in June 1964.
And Nixon was even more of a Turk cheerleader than LBJ.
Were the buried remains ever found?
“” “” But, but, they are NATO members.
Double bag BARF!”” “”
That’s a fact. Neither North nor Atlantic though. Not that much an ally too.
A few years ago I met an American professor who was living in Cyprus in 2001. She was fluent in Greek and living happily there but she was warned after 9/11 to leave. I suppose it was because of resentment over the US government's failure to take the Greek Cypriots' side in 1974.
I was in Greece for a few days while the dictatorship was in power and had a conversation on the acropolis with an American nurse who had recently entered Greece from Turkey. She was an African-American (light complexioned). She told me that the Greek border officials had beaten her up claiming that she was a Turkish woman smuggling drugs. That's not a slam on Greeks generally but on the kind of people who were working for the dictatorship--assuming the woman was telling me the truth but I have no reason to think she was lying.
Thank you for posting this thread.
“Tell the band to play louder.” I read that quote in a book about the great fire of Smyrna. The Turks in 1922 were burning and pillaging the city known to them as the city of infidels. The Christians by the thousands were rushing to the docks to try and escape the fire and the slaughter. U.S. French and British warships were anchored in the harbor but refused to intervene out of fear of angering the Turks. The French warship had a band playing on deck and to drown out the screams for help the band was told to play louder.