I WAS THERE, I WAS NEARLY MURDERED BY TURKISH ARMY!!!
FOUR IN THE MORNING!!!
The sun is out, the day is bright but for us three it was a torture to live and recount today on this day, on this very morning I went through the barrage of Turkey Crimes Against Humanity!
The bombs were coming from all directions and the younger boy next to me was trembling like a leaf in the wind. He wet himself , I supported him, he overcame it. After all, the ditch, it was a ditch not a properly prepared watch defensive construction, was so small it barely fitted us three.
The rain of bullets, bazooukas, canon shots, airplanes above was deafening and the awful smell of burnt gun powder, ammunition and explosions choked us. Still in the ditch and the barrage is continuing for hours and hours. Who gets hungry, who gets thirsty even in such high temperatures of war.? The instinct is survival, the desire is to live until darkness comes and they cannot see what is in front of them.
It was not many hours after the initial shock that we could guess where the next bomb was going to land but still the fear is there, the thought that one might land in our ditch was frightening. Hour after hour, we remained pinned inside the ditch until seven in the evening, perhaps seven thirty, when we managed to get out of the hell we were submitted and find refuge by a sort of cave near by with a few others who suffered the same all day long. A total and complete bombardment from Turkish Army and Turkish Cypriots on the other side of the Green Line.
The hill we defended stood up to them but for how long?
I looked at all the others. Covered in soot faces, covered in a darkness of the war, as if we all came up from down a mine, we all hoped that help was to come until…..
The Greek radio was bubbling we are defending, what else could they do, but we knew better at the front. I turned it on the BBC and the news was awful. The Turkish Army was half way to Famagusta=Varoshia=Ammohostos, the city the Turks of Turkey kept hostage for 47 years for bargaining purposes. Now, Erdogan and his allies are opening it up in order to complete the theft of Greek properties in the 21st century.
37% OF CYPRUS LANDS ARE UNDER TURKISH ARMY OCCUPATION WITH THE COLLABORATORS TURKISH CYPRIOTS PRETENDING THEY ARE REAL CYPRIOTS WORKING FOR THE ISLAND.