#OTD 14Aug1974: #Turkey launches 2nd brutal invasion of Rep of #Cyprus in 1974 after Cyprus gov rejects obscene ultimatum to concede & depopulate northern area. Turkey extends zone of occupation, forcibly displacing approx 170k Cypriot citizens of Greek/Christian origin #Δενξεχνώ
Kurdish militia continue to prepare civilians for possible confrontation with Turkish forces in villages and town near the line of collision in northern Syria.
Pictures are from basic weapons training in the city of Kobani in rural #Aleppo.
#OTD 14 August 1974, #Turkey launched the 2nd wave of its illegal invasion of #Cyprus
By 16 August, the illegal occupation had been extended from 3% to >36% of the Republic of Cyprus, unchanged 48 years later
Would the international community sit by if this happened to the #UK?
With Pres. Erdogan at the helm, #Turkey's economy is tanking. Turkey is in 2nd place in this week's inflation roundup. On August 11, I measured Turkey's #inflation at a punishing 126%/yr, about 1.6x TurkStat's official rate of 79.6%/yr. Turkey must install a #CurrencyBoard.