Turkish State Sponsored Terrorism


The Deniz Incident


In October 1959 after an agreement on Cyprus independence had been concluded a British naval patrol boat intercepted the Turkish ship Deniz off the Karpass peninsular packed full of illegal arms and ammunition destined for the TMT terrorist organisation.

While the Cyprus liberation movement EOKA had already ceased its hostilities which had been directed against British colonialism and had began to disarm, Turkey allowed the TMT to arm itself the teeth in order to prepare for a campaign against the Greek Cypriots and prevent the Christian and Muslim communities from living together in an independent Cyprus republic.

Turkey proved it had absolutely no intention of honouring the agreements which it had put its name to or of respecting Cyprus independence.

Rather than Dr. Kutchuk it was Denktash's TMT that controlled the Turkish Cypriots which in turn was controlled by Turkey.

A grieving mother holding photos of her missing son.
1600+ men, women and children still missing

Greek Cypriots taken prisoner and transported to Turkey.
up to 70,000 held hostage in concentration camps

A Greek Cypriot napalmed by the Turkish air-force.
5000+ massacred

Greek Cypriots subjected to humiliating and degrading treatment.
thousands raped and tortured
200,000 ethnically cleansed

Christian gave stones smashed by the Turks.
500+ churches desecrated or destroyed

The murder of Tasos Isaac.
murders of refugees continue to this day

The murder of Solomos Solomou.

2001/2002 HEC and Argyros Argyrou. Updated on 8 September 2002.