The remains of a family of four killed by Turkish soldiers during Turkey's invasion of the island in 1974 have been identified. The father, mother and their two handicapped children, from the occupied village of Lapithos, were buried under a lemon tree in the grounds of the home and their remains discovered and handed over to occupation authorities in 2002 by the Turkish settlers occupying the property as they were building an extension to the house.
Not only are we shocked by the bloodthirsty cowardice of Turkish soldiers; but we also wonder about the Turkish settlers in this story, who shamelessly and without, apparently, any disturbance to their consciences, reside in and enjoy the property of a family so brutally murdered.
Lapithos is also the town where a good proportion of the 8,000 Britons who have settled in occupied Cyprus now reside, including the notorious criminals David and Linda Orams, who were ordered earlier this year by the European Court of Justice to return the land they have usurped to its rightful owner, Meletios Apostolides, a judgment awaiting ratification or otherwise by the English Court of Appeal in November.
Basil Venitis points out the Turkish invasion of Cyprus was launched on 20 July 1974. Barbarian Turkish troops occupied 40% of the island's territory. The United Nations still recognizes the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus according to the terms of its independence in 1960. At least 200,000 refugees were created by the infamous invasion, thousands were murdered in cold blood, thousands were raped, thousands were injured, and thousands are missing. Cypriots are still denied their basic human rights, including the right of access to and use of their property.
Venitis asserts the 100,000 invading terrorist Turkish troops in northern Cyprus must return to genocidal Turkey right now. The 200,000 barbarian Turkish settlers, placed there by terrorist Turkey as part of its long term imperialist plan of Turkish expansionism, must also return to Turkey. The demographic structure of the island has been continuously modified as a result of the deliberate policies of terrorist Turks. Islamofascist motherfucker Turkish nationals are systematically arriving in the northern part of Cyprus.
A plethora of archaeological and religious sites in North Cyprus have been robbed or damaged by Turcoterrorists and they are still in peril.
800 Orthodox churches and chapels have been pillaged, vandalized, or demolished;
200 churches, chapels, and monasteries have been desecrated;
the whereabouts of 30,000 paintings are unknown;
100 churches have been converted into mosques, 50 are being used by the Turkish military forces as hospitals, brothels, or camps; and 60 are used as agricultural barns and public toilets.
The best hope for the remnants of Cyprus's fractured religious heritage is the reunification of the island and the end of military occupation. In the meantime, Cyprus will keep mounting pressure on genocidal Turkey to acknowledge cultural destruction and will keep pursuing the repatriation of lost art items, such as mosaics, frescoes, and icons, through courts foreign, international, and regional.
The commander of the infamous Diyarbakir Prison of Turkey, boasted to the inmates of the 35th prison ward that he murdered many Cypriots in cold blood and raped many Cypriot women.
He introduced himself as follows:
Listen to me! I have been appointed here upon the direct orders of the Office of the Chief of the General Staff. My name is Esat Oktay Yildiran. I am the man who in Cyprus chopped off the head of a Greek Cypriot child in front of his father's eyes and drank his blood as wine. I got the highest medal of the Turkish Republic for that! Most of my medals come from chopping off Cypriot heads. It's a piece of cake! So watch out, because if you do no