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

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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