Statement by the Kibris Türktür Partisi (Cyprus is Turkish Party) on the Aphania clashes

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Title

Statement by the Kibris Türktür Partisi (Cyprus is Turkish Party) on the Aphania clashes

Alternative Title

Statement by the Kibris Türktür Partisi (Cyprus is Turkish Party): The Aphania Event
Kıbrıs Türktür Partisi Başkanlığından: Afanya Hadisesi

Abstract

The events that happened in Aphania have been explained: In the Greek coffehouse on the main road, a quarrel began among Greek Cypriots, and Turkish Cypriots heard noise of a gun or a bomb. Then a group of people from the Greek neighbourhood started marching towards the Turkish neighborhood. Greek Cypriots from some other villages, such as Paşa, Timbu, Makrasika also participated in the attack. Turkish Cypriots withdrew to the Turkish village Aya. Greek Cypriots set some empty houses on fire, and burnt out one house completely. Ali Mustafa, son-in-law of the former mukhtar, was killed by the Greek-Cypriot group. But the murder of one Greek Cypriot was not committed by the Turkish Cypriots. Turkish Cypriots kept calm and refrained from fighting with the Greek Cypriots. Dr. Fazıl Küçük did not go to Aphania to provide public order, as Cyprus Radio claimed, but to inform excited Turkish Cypriots in Nicosia about the event, as reported by BBC.

Creator

R.H.

Source

Halkın sesi newspaper

Date

1956-05-29

Relation

Item #23: "Aphania clashes, 26 May 1956" (see other items cited there)

Language

Turkish

Type

Newspaper article

Identifier

halkin_sesi_1956_05_29_01
halkin_sesi_1956_05_29_02a

Bibliographic Citation

"Afanya Hadisesi" in Halkın Sesi, May 29, 1956, p.1-2. 

Spatial Coverage

Aphania

Temporal Coverage

1956-05-26

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Date Added
March 31, 2011
Collection
Newspapers: Halkın Sesi
Item Type
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Citation
R.H., “Statement by the Kibris Türktür Partisi (Cyprus is Turkish Party) on the Aphania clashes,” Cyprus Critical History Archive: Reconsidering the culture of violence in Cyprus, 1955-64, accessed July 26, 2017, http://ccha-ahdr.info/items/show/26.
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