Personal Stories From the 1974 War
"I thought that this was a bad dream and I would wake up, but it wasn't."
"We struggled very much and finally we managed to save our lives and our
nationality from Greek Cypriots."
"Now when I hear a weapon shoot, I think the war is beginning again."
"When we lost all our hope the miraculous event occurred and the Turkish
Army came to help us."
"I was afraid because I had 5 children...how could I tell them that their
"Although it was a war, I was happy...because I was sure that Turkey would
save our lives."
"I was afraid to leave my family, they might be taken prisoner by the Greeks,
or killed by the Greeks."
"`They are waiting for an order, and they are going to kill us,' he said."
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page. "From the Memories of Turkish Cypriots."