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Message Subject So It Begins: Turkey Warns Greece Against Oil Exploration In The Aegean, Turkish experts accuse Greece of illegally snatching 16 islands
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NOW The Simple Question Is:

WHY Did Turkey Invade Cyprus 37 year ago?

 Quoting: DUCM900

Supposedly for protecting the Turkish-Cypriot community, since Turkey is, alongside Greece and UK, the guarantor of the island. The excuse was that Cyprus was under threat from the Greek-led coup d'etat against Makarius.

They had the right of intervention, but not occupation of almost 40% of the island. Nowadays onnly Turkey recognizes the so-called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus". The legitimate Republic of Cyprus (part of the UN, part of the EU etc.) is just "Greek-Cypriot administration".

The irony is that Turkey and Israel were so close allies that the Jewish Lobby in the US was doing anything to protect Turkish interests, i.e. Israel was not negotiating with Cyprus on the matter of the EEZ. But after Erdogan's burst against Peres and especially after the "Mavi Marmara" incident, Israel made a 180-degree turn and decided to do so.

To this day, only Israel accepts the Greek EEZ according to the UNCLOS. That says something...
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