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Divided Cyprus planned over 50 years ago

19 August 2014

A book written by the late Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazil Kucuk in 1957 shows the Turkish plans for the division of Cyprus.

Under the title “The map of 1957”, Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Afrika’ newspaper (17.08.14) reports that a book published in October 1957 by the late Turkish Cypriot leader Dr Fazil Kucuk under the title “The Cyprus question, A permanent solution” is the proof that the dividing line in Cyprus was actually drawn in 1957 and not in 1974.

Noting that Cyprus was divided in 1957 and not in 1974, the paper writes that Kucuk published the book as chairman of the Cyprus is Turkish Party.

In the introduction of the book, Kucuk writes that the book is dedicated to those who want a permanent solution to the Cyprus problem, which had allegedly been artificially created by Greece “with the aim of expanding its borders by ignoring the rights of its neighbours”.

In the introduction of the book, the British Colonial Minister writes that the Turkish Cypriots are right to worry about their future and that they are a minority, but their “motherland” is only 40 miles away, while Greece, the “motherland” of the Greek Cypriots, is hundreds of miles away.

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