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Following the successful Greek coup, which saw the overthrow of President Makarios of

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Following the successful Greek coup, which saw the overthrow of President Makarios of

Following the successful Greek coup, which saw the overthrow of President Makarios of Cyprus, Turkey has launched an invasion of the Mediterranean holiday isle. Many tourists are among civilians who have been forced to take shelter in hotels in the capital, Nicosia. The Turkish invasion begins... a dramatic picture of Turkish paratroops landing near Nicosia.
July 1974
P004305

WATFORD
Mirrorpix
Cyprus

Media ID 21318832

© Mirrorpix

Parachute


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This print captures the tumultuous events that unfolded in July 1974, following the successful Greek coup and subsequent overthrow of President Makarios of Cyprus. In response to these political developments, Turkey launched a full-scale invasion of the picturesque Mediterranean holiday isle. The consequences were dire for both locals and tourists alike. As chaos engulfed the capital city of Nicosia, civilians sought refuge within hotels, their once idyllic vacation spots now transformed into makeshift shelters. Among them were numerous tourists who found themselves caught in the crossfire of this escalating conflict. The image freezes a pivotal moment as Turkish paratroops descend from the sky near Nicosia. Their arrival marks an ominous turning point in this military confrontation, symbolizing a new chapter in an already volatile situation. Taken by Mirrorpix during those turbulent times, this photograph serves as a powerful reminder of the human cost and devastation caused by war. It encapsulates not only the physical destruction but also captures the fear and uncertainty felt by those directly affected. Decades later, this haunting image continues to evoke strong emotions while serving as a historical testament to one of Cyprus' darkest chapters. Its presence on Memory Lane Prints ensures that we never forget these significant events or underestimate their impact on countless lives forever altered by conflict.

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