Letter: In Brief

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Sir: Spencer A Grady (letter, 18 December) is oblivious to the fact that between December 1963 and July 1974 the Turkish Cypriots were subjected to the most heinous ethnic cleansing at the hands of the Greeks in Cyprus, as attested to by British documents. They were saved by the intervention of Turkey.

About "peaceful co-existence" - between 1964 and 1974 there was no Turkish army in Cyprus, except 650 Turkish soldiers allowed under the Cyprus settlement. Why then were the Turkish Cypriots pushed by the Greeks into ghettos on 3 per cent of the island, and under Greek siege for almost 10 years.

HAKKI MUFTUZADE

London Representative

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

London WC1

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