DAVID ISAREL - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Erol
    • 18.01.10 | 12:32 (IST)

    My dear friend Isarel, I am an American of Turkish Cypriot decent whose parents and grandparents were forced to leave their ancient homeland Cyprus due to Greek massacres in 1963. Annan plan does not call for the return of Magosa to Greeks; instead it calls for limited population exchange between the North and South parts of Cyprus after the final settlement. It was Turkish Cypriots who offered to give parts of Magosa to the South as part of final the settlement in Cyprus. By the way my family were expelled from Paphos by the Greeks. The population of Deve Limani in Magosa was vacated after a population exchange between the two communities following Greek Junta's attempted coup in the island in 1974 that caused the Turkish peace operation to stop further massacre of Turkish Cypriots. I love Israeli people, have been many times to Israel and was sad to see the recent verbal conflict between the politicians of Turkey and Israel. I believe Turkey and Israel have the same common interest

    from the article: Turkey: Israel is strategic ally with shared interests
    First published 10:25 17.01.10 | Last updated 22:30 17.01.10
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