Sunday, 9 August 2009
Turk soldiers murdered handicapped children in Cyprus
Above is a piece, with English subtitles, from last night's Cyprus TV news reporting that the remains of a family of four killed by Turkish soldiers during Turkey's invasion of the island in 1974 have been identified. The father, mother and their two handicapped children, from the occupied village of Lapithos, were buried under a lemon tree in the grounds of the home and their remains discovered and handed over to occupation authorities in 2002 by the Turkish settlers occupying the property as they were building an extension to the house.
Not only are we shocked by the bloodthirsty cowardice of Turkish soldiers; but we also wonder about the Turkish settlers in this story, who shamelessly and without, apparently, any disturbance to their consciences, reside in and enjoy the property of a family so brutally murdered.
Lapithos is also the town where a good proportion of the 8,000 Britons who have settled in occupied Cyprus now reside, including the notorious criminals David and Linda Orams, who were ordered earlier this year by the European Court of Justice to return the land they have usurped to its rightful owner, Meletios Apostolides, a judgment awaiting ratification or otherwise by the English Court of Appeal in November.