Letter: Turkish angle

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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