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Photos On This Day In History: 1974 – Greece And Turkey Wage War Over Cyrpus

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ON July 20, 1974, Turkish forces invaded Cyprus in response to a coup by supporters of union with Greece. The Greeks, governed by the military, deposed the President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios. Five days later, Turkey invaded.  As a result, Cyprus was split into Greek Cypriot south and Turkish Cypriot north. The story in photos:


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Turkish troops parade at Geunyeli, near Nicosia, Cyprus, on the anniversary of the great offensive in the Turkish war of independence on Sept. 1, 1974. (AP Photo)