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Postby Bananiot » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:59 am

The Bi-Communal Initiative of Relatives of Missing Persons, Victims of massacres and other Victims of events 1963-74 οrganises an event to launch the book of Leyla Kiralp “The white handkerchief” which has just been published in Greek.

Speakers:

• Kate Clerides Head of Rapprochement Bureau of Disy
• Takis Hadjigeorgiou Member of European Parliament -Akel
• Shevki Kiralp Translated book in Greek – son of Leyla
• Leyla Kiralp Author of book

The event will take place on Friday 23 April, 2010 at 7:30pm
At the Nicosia Municipality Information Office at the Ledra Street check point.

Leyla at the age of 18 lost her husband at the massacre of Tohni and Ziyi. In her book she shares her memories and her pain with Mrs Maria, a refugee from Famagusta that she met at Ziyi before being taken to the North. They shared their pain and dried their tears on the white handkerchief that Leyla still keeps as the most valuable reminder of her past.

There will be Greek/Turkish translation
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Postby Piratis » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:06 pm

Are the relatives of the victims of massacres during the events of 1958-1959 not invited?

It is true that that most GC deaths and missing are a result of the 1974 invasion. We also had casualties between 63 - 68. But 100s of people died in the events of 58-59 as well. Why are those people being ignored?

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Postby Paphitis » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:10 pm

Piratis wrote:Are the relatives of the victims of massacres during the events of 1958-1959 not invited?

It is true that that most GC deaths and missing are a result of the 1974 invasion. We also had casualties between 63 - 68. But 100s of people died in the events of 58-59 as well. Why are those people being ignored?



Because this is simply not convenient for the Turkish and TC propaganda machine.
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Postby Viewpoint » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:16 pm

Why cant you get is that you have to counter our pain with yours? We acknowledge yours but you ignore or dismiss ours, why do you excuses make you feel better?
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Postby Paphitis » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:33 pm

President X and the RoC acknowledge it all! The President even apologised, but no apology was forthcoming from the TC leadership.
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Postby Bananiot » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:34 pm

That is so sick Piratis. You have no idea what you are saying. The invitation is open to all Cypriots and even a sick individual like you can attend. Instead of praising the spirit of these people for their reconciliation efforts after having suffered so much, you talk your usual rubbish like a stuck gramophone needle.
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Postby Paphitis » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:40 pm

Bananiot wrote:That is so sick Piratis. You have no idea what you are saying. The invitation is open to all Cypriots and even a sick individual like you can attend. Instead of praising the spirit of these people for their reconciliation efforts after having suffered so much, you talk your usual rubbish like a stuck gramophone needle.


We praise their reconciliation efforts. Now what?

Will the TCs now apologise for all their atroocities and crimes? I doubt it!
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Postby humanist » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:55 pm

am afraid by the time we get it together all TC's would have become obselite one way or another, settlers will lead the occupied areas and the free areas of Cyprus will be run by retired rich europeans especially brits
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:00 pm

Does anybody know where I can purchase a Turkish language copy of this book? I inquired at Işık Kitabevi in Nicosia a while back and not even they had it.
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Postby Tim Drayton » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:02 pm

Piratis wrote:Are the relatives of the victims of massacres during the events of 1958-1959 not invited?

It is true that that most GC deaths and missing are a result of the 1974 invasion. We also had casualties between 63 - 68. But 100s of people died in the events of 58-59 as well. Why are those people being ignored?



Leyla Kıralp's book is about her friendship with a Greek Cypriot woman who also lost her husband, and the feelings of mutual empathy that they have for one another's suffering.
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