Makarios: ‘We offer an olive branch, but we will never offer earth and water’

Clip of Cyprus’ president, Archbishop Makarios, speaking in the aftermath of the Turkish invasion of the island, from Michalis Cacoyiannis’ film, Attila 74: the Rape of Cyprus. As well as defiantly telling the Turks that Cyprus will never submit to it, Makarios also explains what Turkey’s long-standing Cyprus policy consists of: ‘It’s unheard of. 18% of a population claiming the right to manipulate the fate of the other 82%. In other countries, minorities struggle for equal rights. The Turkish minority in Cyprus is trying by force of arms to have not only equal rights but to dictate the destiny of the whole island.’

Source: demozeno

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