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Kathimerini highlights voices from the 1974 Turkish invasion

Marking 50 years, survivors share their harrowing memories and enduring pain


This Sunday, the Greek newspaper "Kathimerini" delves into one of the most profound tragedies in modern Cypriot history: the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

Marking the 50th anniversary of the bloody events that unfolded on the Mediterranean island, the newspaper features poignant testimonies from those who lived through the horror: the young reservists, experienced military personnel, and intelligence officers who faced the invasion firsthand. Their personal narratives and eyewitness accounts transport readers back to the critical summer days of 1974, providing insights and answers to questions that still haunt the nation.

Beyond the battlefields, the newspaper also sheds light on the experiences of civilians and prisoners, revealing the atrocities committed by the invaders and the lasting scars on the Greek community. Through gripping stories of heroism, loss, despair, and displacement, "Kathimerini" pieces together the mosaic of one of the most significant traumas in recent history.

As the nation commemorates this somber milestone, the voices of those who endured the invasion serve as a powerful reminder of the resilience and enduring spirit of the Greek people. The first volume of the book "Cyprus 1974: Events and Testimonies" will be released on July 14th with "Kathimerini tis Kyriakis" (Kathimerini of Sunday).

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