Skip to comments.Turkey's "Peace Operations"
Posted on 02/15/2018 8:56:31 AM PST by Texas Fossil
"You can live a normal life here [Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus] if you keep quiet, if you don't tell the truth that we live under Turkish occupation, that much of our territory is a military zone where we can't go." Şener Levent, owner and editor of the daily newspaper Afrika, in Turkish-occupied Cyprus.
In 1974, the Turkish army brutalized and terrorized at least 170,000 indigenous Greek Cypriots into fleeing to the free, southern part of the island, seized their properties, and replaced them with illegal settlers from Turkey.
"40,000 Turkish troops remain in Cyprus as a presence that prevents securing the human rights of Greek Cypriots. Turkey has been found guilty of mass violations of human rights by the European Commission and the Court of Human Rights, including the right to life, the right to property, liberty, and security of person, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion, and the prohibition of discrimination." Artemis Pippinelli and Ani Kalayjian.
On January 20, Turkey launched a military offensive against the U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in the Afrin district of northern Syria. Ironically code-named "Operation Olive Branch," the offensive was proudly described by Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman as "jihad," a holy war, without which "there can be no progress."
Parroting this sentiment, both pro- and anti-government mainstream media outlets in Turkey endorsed the Afrin invasion, using similar jihadist slogans. One newspaper that did not do so was the Turkish Cypriot daily newspaper Afrika, which headlined its coverage of the offensive by comparing it to Turkey's 1974 invasion of Cyprus, which it called a "peace operation."
In a column criticizing Turkey's invasions in the region, the owner and editor of Afrika, Şener Levent, wrote:
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Erdogan the Islamist?
Practitioner of Orwellian Doublespeak and Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing?
Perhaps our lamestream media can take a trip to Cypress to see how a real newspaper works....
Oh, and take some snowflakes with you so they can experience real oppression....
Turkey showed its tru colors during the Gulf War by denying us access to Iraq via Turkey.
Interesting how the Turks are the ones who support HAMAS/ISLAMIC JIHAD/MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD in their so called “struggle” against Israeli “occupation” of Gaza even AFTER the Israelis pulled out of Gaza completely in 2005.
NOBODY talks about the Turkish occupation of Cyprus...it’s a non-issue.
Yes. And that was before Erdogan became powerful.
It was sealed when he did the purge and received his “super powers” as Islamist Dictator of Turkey.