November 6 : 4611 words
Total words for 6 days: 13325
I enjoyed writing about my holidays in South America (1971/72)
Europe holiday also had lots of excitement when we were caught and held up in Athens during the “war”between Greece / Turkey and Cyprus.
On 15 July 1974, a coup d’état was staged by Greek Cypriot nationalists and elements of the Greek military junta in an attempt at enosis, the incorporation of Cyprus into Greece. This action precipitated the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July, which led to the capture of the present-day territory of Northern Cyprus in the following month, after a ceasefire collapsed, and the displacement of over 150,000 Greek Cypriots and 50,000 Turkish Cypriots. A separate Turkish Cypriot state in the north was established by unilateral declaration in 1983; the move was widely condemned by the international community, with Turkey alone recognizing the new state
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