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Turkish Cypriot youths attacked during Troodos trip

The incident involving aggressive assault, alleged manhunt, and lack of police report raises concerns


A group of eight Turkish Cypriot youths, aged 20, faced a violent attack during a trip to Troodos, according to a report by Turkish Cypriot media. Kibris Postasi had reported that the incident occurred on Sunday (18/02) around 15:30 when the Turkish Cypriot group stopped at Platanias to take photos on their return.

The report states that a group of Greek Cypriots, approximately 25 to 35 years old, confronted the Turkish Cypriots in a park. The Greek Cypriots, allegedly drinking alcohol, made gestures towards the Turkish Cypriot cars and attacked them with stones and sticks wrapped in the Greek flag. The situation escalated when one of the Greek Cypriots punched the window of a car, and a Turkish Cypriot, identified as a Galatasaray team fan, was physically assaulted.

The confrontation intensified, leading to a reported manhunt in the forest, resulting in a savage beating of one Turkish Cypriot who slipped and fell. The victims sought help from passing drivers, but despite a woman stopping and expressing intent to call the police, no report was made, and she left the scene promptly.

The eight Turkish Cypriots, fearing for their safety, returned to the occupied areas where they received medical treatment at a local hospital.

Notably, as of now, there is no official complaint filed with the Cyprus Police, raising concerns about the reported incident and the lack of police involvement.



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