- Jun 2, 2017
There where non deniable and disgusting atrocities from the Cypriot EOKA-B.
But the Turkish side committed some as well and they were also probably done by the Turkish army. Turkey was sentenced to pay 90 mill. € to Greek Cypriots for the vanishing of 1600 Greek Cypriots and the displacement of 162.000 Greek Cypriots.
The losers are and were the Cypriots of all sides.
Regarding the invasion it was regarded as a failure by NATO which was also angered that Turkey used NATO equipment for the invasion.
The incompetent exertion of the invasion led to fears in NATO that Turkey wouldn't be able to stand the highly mechanised forces of the Warsaw pact.
The first invasion was prepared miserably and the Turkish forces where losing ground against the ill equiped Greek cypriots, they could only hold 3% of the territory at time of the armistice.
Also fuel had to be confiscated from civilians to supply the armed forces.