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Famagusta

May 17, 2014
ghost town of Famagusta sealed off behind rusting razor wire

ghost town of Famagusta sealed off behind rusting razor wire

ghost town of Famagusta sealed off behind rusting razor wire

ghost town of Famagusta sealed off behind rusting razor wire

The ghost town of Famagusta, as seen from afar from Dherynia.

The Turks invaded Cyprus in 1974, what is known locally as the Cyprus Problem.

The island is divided, Nicosia is divided, Famugusta is a ghost town, sealed off by barbed wire, the occupying Turks are still there.

The world wrings its hands, and does nothing, UK, the guarantor of the independence of Cyprus, did nothing, was complicit in the invasion.

There is a solution, and the solution is simple

  • kick out the Turks
  • reintegrate Turkish-Cypriots back into society and not treat as second class citizens

Turkey has recently been ordered to pay millions of euros in compensation. If nothing else a warning to Vladimir Putin, as he attacks and occupies and annexes parts of Ukraine (under the pretext of protecting Russians). Turkey used the same pretext, as did Adolf Hitler when Austria was attacked, occupied and annexed.

Almost daily, Cypriot politicians bleat a solution is in sight. They have been bleating since 1974.

There is a glimmer of hope. Young people from both sides of the island set up an occupation camp within the barbed wire of Famagusta.


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