It was not, as he calls it, an “intervention,” but instead was an illegal invasion that occurred in two phases. The first, on July 20 of that year, was in violation of the U. Turkey incites further tension by violating, almost daily, the territorial naval and airspace of its NATO ally Greece. For the first time in generations, the recent round of settlement talks has prompted what both sides refer to as “cautious optimism.” Yet it is Turkey’s continuous meddling in the internal affairs of Cyprus that prevent the issue’s resolution.On a recent day in January, Greece’s Ministry of Defense recorded 138 violations of Greek airspace that had to be intercepted over islands in the Aegean Sea. Cavusoglu would do well to remember the correct account of Turkey’s 1974 invasion of the Republic of Cyprus. If Turkey allowed the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities to negotiate without its oppressive and detrimental input, the Cyprus problem would have been resolved years ago.() Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he believes there is "a historic opportunity" for a breakthrough in talks aimed at reuniting Cyprus.
But, by the standards of their genocidal age, they did okay. As British Colonial rule was finally coming to an end, the Greek population (until now heavily favored, politically and economically, by the British) got the idea to annex Cyprus to Greece.They do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Hellenic Council.The presence of Turkish troops on a potentially reunited Cyprus has split leaders taking part in UN-sponsored talks. Well, if you took after Elizabeth Taylor or Bridgett Bardot, your place of choice might be a little city called Famagusta on the eastern coast of the island of Cyprus.For a decade and a half, tens of thousands of Europe’s elite swarmed on Famagusta, transforming the city into the center of the Cypriot economy. Like so many countries on the eastern end of the Mediterranean, Cyprus isn’t ethnically homogenous.