Wednesday, July 21, 2010

On July 21

On this day in ...
... 1974, a day after Turkish troops invaded the island of Cyprus and a week after "a Greek-sponsored coup in the capital, Nicosia," the "Cyprus conflict spill[ed] into London." Marching through London's city center were more than 10,000 protesters, identified as "Greek-Cypriots and British left-wing activists" by the BBC. On Cyprus, the dispute would render 200,000 refugees, as Turkey's hold on the northern part of the island persisted. Efforts at full reconciliation continue to this day.

(Prior July 21 posts are here, here, and here.)

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