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Media Watch 2005

02 June 2005
Source: Cyprus Mail
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Comment: The following letter appeared in the Cyprus Mail of Nicosia on 2 June 2005 by a reader in Jacksonville, NC.
Congressmen’s illegal visit will be remembered at election time
"...the illegal visit by American Congressmen to occupied Cyprus. Whitfield, Deal and Johnson must have forgotten that Cyprus was invaded and occupied by Turkish troops with USA weapons, these Turkish soldiers raped, killed, and made 216,000 Cypriots refugees in their own country. Today there are still 40,000 Turkish troops in occupied Cyprus. The Congressmen have endorsed the invasion and have supported the transfer of illegal Turkish settlers to the occupied area by visiting the occupied north illegally... for Cyprus, the Congressmen and Bush are hypocrites!"

Sir,
My letter is in response to the illegal visit by American Congressmen to occupied Cyprus. Whitfield, Deal and Johnson must have forgotten that Cyprus was invaded and occupied by Turkish troops with USA weapons, these Turkish soldiers raped, killed, and made 216,000 Cypriots refugees in their own country.

Today there are still 40,000 Turkish troops in occupied Cyprus. The Congressmen have endorsed the invasion and have supported the transfer of illegal Turkish settlers to the occupied area by visiting the occupied north illegally. In fact, these congressmen may have also stepped on stolen property owned by US citizens.
President Bush speaks of the rule of law. He speaks on human rights for Iraq. He speaks of Democracy for Lebanon. But for Cyprus, the Congressmen and Bush are hypocrites!

There is no isolation of the Turkish Cypriots. Every day, many come to the free south for work; 32,000 have been given passports; medical care is free. Isolation is a euphemism for legitimising the invasion.

I know of US Marines who have been killed because Turkey did not allow our soldiers to enter from the north of Iraq through Turkey.

I have many relatives who cannot go their homes in the occupied north and yet these Congressmen enter illegally and have no respect for the rule of law. I may not have any standing to sue them, but I promise all of them that my friends in the Greek lobby will not forget them at election time."