Letter: Turkish angle

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The Independent Online
The views published in response to your travel article on northern Cyprus are biased (Letters, 27 July).

Turkey intervened in 1974 to safeguard the Turkish Cypriot community following a Greek Junta-backed coup against the government. The intervention followed years of Greek Cypriot oppression of the Turkish Cypriot community who were, between 1963-74, ethnically cleansed from 97 per cent of the island. Turkish troops will remain to protect Turkish Cypriots until a solution is found that guarantees their human rights and security.

Zeka Alsancak

London E8

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