In 1974, before the eyes of the world, northern Cyprus was occupied, ethnically cleansed and colonized by Turkey. In 1996, twenty-two years later, Tassos Isaac was beaten to death with sticks and poles by Turkish far right group the Grey Wolves during a demonstration in the UN buffer zone, as UN officials looked on. Three days later, following Isaac’s funeral, his cousin Solomos Solomou attempted to climb a flagpole to remove the Turkish flag in protest of the illegal occupation and was shot in the head 3 times by Turkish forces. Both men were unarmed.
Remembering Tassos Isaac and Solomos Solomou: When Love for Freedom Confronts Occupation – Philos Project
Ağustos 25, 2016