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Re: Russian influence in Cyprus.

Postby miltiades » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:11 am

" Britain was actually prepared to go to war against Turkey by exercising its 1960 Treaty Rights"

NO , Britain was not prepared to go to war with Turkey. Where did you get this notion from.

Britain, subsequent to the Turkish invasion, accepted in a parliamentary debate that it had a legal right to intervene . At no time during the invasion did Britain do anything to stop Turkey. The closest it got was to warn Turkey not to enter the Dekelia base.
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Re: Russian influence in Cyprus.

Postby Paphitis » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:55 am

miltiades wrote:" Britain was actually prepared to go to war against Turkey by exercising its 1960 Treaty Rights"

NO , Britain was not prepared to go to war with Turkey. Where did you get this notion from.

Britain, subsequent to the Turkish invasion, accepted in a parliamentary debate that it had a legal right to intervene . At no time during the invasion did Britain do anything to stop Turkey. The closest it got was to warn Turkey not to enter the Dekelia base.


From Lord Callaghan himself and documents released by the US State Department and correspondence with Henry Kissinger.

Australia even received a formal request to mobilize the SAS to Cyprus which it did. Callaghan was considering all his options.

Do your research!

You can start with this book.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyprus-Conspir ... 1860647375

A lot of these documents were declassified and released in the late 80s, early 90s.

Talisker also did some research about the matter on this forum.
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Re: Russian influence in Cyprus.

Postby miltiades » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:01 am

Paphitis wrote:
miltiades wrote:" Britain was actually prepared to go to war against Turkey by exercising its 1960 Treaty Rights"

NO , Britain was not prepared to go to war with Turkey. Where did you get this notion from.

Britain, subsequent to the Turkish invasion, accepted in a parliamentary debate that it had a legal right to intervene . At no time during the invasion did Britain do anything to stop Turkey. The closest it got was to warn Turkey not to enter the Dekelia base.


From Lord Callaghan himself and documents released by the US State Department and correspondence with Henry Kissinger.

Australia even received a formal request to mobilize the SAS to Cyprus which it did. Callaghan was considering all his options.

Do your research!

At the time I was 28 years old. Provide a link, saves me wasting time finding one to back up your comments. I repeat, Britain was NEVER prepared to go to war with Turkey over Cyprus.
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Re: Russian influence in Cyprus.

Postby Paphitis » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:02 am

miltiades wrote:
Paphitis wrote:
miltiades wrote:" Britain was actually prepared to go to war against Turkey by exercising its 1960 Treaty Rights"

NO , Britain was not prepared to go to war with Turkey. Where did you get this notion from.

Britain, subsequent to the Turkish invasion, accepted in a parliamentary debate that it had a legal right to intervene . At no time during the invasion did Britain do anything to stop Turkey. The closest it got was to warn Turkey not to enter the Dekelia base.


From Lord Callaghan himself and documents released by the US State Department and correspondence with Henry Kissinger.

Australia even received a formal request to mobilize the SAS to Cyprus which it did. Callaghan was considering all his options.

Do your research!

At the time I was 28 years old. Provide a link, saves me wasting time finding one to back up your comments. I repeat, Britain was NEVER prepared to go to war with Turkey over Cyprus.


read The Cyprus Conspiracy. I have a copy and have read it.

Also, do a search on Talisker's thread because he had divulged many Hansard records.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyprus-Conspir ... 1860647375
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Re: Russian influence in Cyprus.

Postby miltiades » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:08 am

Paphitis, please mate, understand that Britain had NO intention of going or preparing to go to war over Cyprus. The issue was NEVER raised.
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Re: Russian influence in Cyprus.

Postby Paphitis » Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:13 am

miltiades wrote:Paphitis, please mate, understand that Britain had NO intention of going or preparing to go to war over Cyprus. The issue was NEVER raised.


They did! Callaghan had very robust discussions with Kissinger about the possibility of exercising his 1960 Treaty Rights and was effectively having arguments with kissinger. Britain was actually on Cyprus' side and trying to do whatever he could to prevent the invasion which he knew was going to take place before it even started.

he was the only ally Cyprus had, but Kissinger was dictating the terms.

And none of this was ever raised in 1974. You are correct. all this stuff was classified information at that time.
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