Cyprus: Shadows of War

Turkish F-104G Starfighters criss-crossed the azure Cyprus sky, and ships of the Turkish navy sailed offshore, their guns questing the coast for targets. While mobs in Istanbul and Ankara called for war with Greece and an invasion of Cyprus, Turkish troops streamed toward embarkation ports near Cyprus or ferried westward across the Bosporus to take up positions along the Greek border. In response, long columns of olive-drab Greek tanks clattered across the Thracian plain to confront the Turks. Thus last week Turkey and Greece, uneasy allies in NATO, came to...

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