The World: We Will Eat the Turks!

TIME Correspondents William Marmon and Karsten Prager were in Nicosia when invading Turkish troops began landing. Their eyewitness report from the Cypriot capital:

The Ledra Palace Hotel is almost smack on the Green Line that runs through Nicosia, dividing the Turkish sector from the Greek. Most of the hotel guests were awakened Saturday morning by a long burst of weapons fire.

Minutes later we heard the drone of propeller engines coming from the west and north. Overhead we saw American-built transports dropping squad after squad of paratroopers. The brown parachutes stood out brightly...

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