Thursday, 29 January 2009
Attila Olgac confessed Cyprus war crimes to Greek official
Above is a clip from yesterday's RIK news (with English subtitles) in which Vasillis Giannopoulos, a former agent in the Greek intelligence services and current mayor of Nevrokopi in northern Greece, recalls an encounter he had 15 years ago, while he was serving at the Greek consulate in Smyrna, with a man he believes to have been Attila Olgac, who last week on Turkish television confessed to committing war crimes during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. (See here and here for background).
There is additional information on the encounter in Smyrna between Olgac and Giannopoulos in this post on the Greece-Salonika blogspot (in Greek).
In the post, Giannopoulos, who was involved in trying to resolve the fate of the 1,619 Greeks and Greek Cypriots missing since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, confirms: 'I came into contact with a Turkish paratrooper who was in a bad psychological way. He said to me "we slaughtered them like sheep on-the-spot in northern Cyprus". And because he said he was suffering from a bad conscience, he wanted to be put on trial in Greece to relieve his conscience…'