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Thanks Soner. I lived in Cyprus as a child (a British Forces child), actually on the dividing line in Limassol. Here, I first experienced discrimination...against the Turkish people. So saying, I feel there has been such tragedy for both Greek and Turkish Cypriots and to really under stand what has happened we need to hear the true stories and listen to the impact that false nationalism has on the people that get caught up in the battle. Please read this story of one family's experience. You will laugh and you will cry,
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Initial post: 19 Sep 2013 01:23:30 BDT
Just to clarify something, there is no dividing line in Limassol.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2013 13:49:15 GMT
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Stephanie. I think you misunderstand Carol Young'. She is not suggesting that there is now a dividing line; what she is saying is that there was one. This was not only true of Limassol, but in each of the towns of Cyprus.
Each had it's Greek and it's Turkish areas
I lived in Limassol as a British serviceman prior to 'the events of 1974' and whilst there was no post 1974 style 'green line', there certainly were dividing lines between the Greek and Turkish areas in what then was the small town of Limassol. The town's main street, changed it's name from St, Andrews Street to Ankara Street at the dividing line. Greek 'fighters' occupied the apartments above St Andrews street, whilst Turkish 'fighters ' watched from those along the Ankara Street end.
I lived on the edge of 'Turkey town' as we called it, and when trouble flared up; as was a regular occurrence, it was like being in a war zone.
And that was the state of affairs for most of the decade before 1974.
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