The Greeks have continuously inhabited Cyprus since the Bronze Age, a historical Island homeland of our people stretching back over 3,500 years. We are the indigenous ethnos of the Island, and founded ancient civilisations across Cyprus while nomadic Turko-Mongols hordes roamed the Steppes of Central Asia without even a written language of their own.
These same Turks now claim Cyprus to be their own, as they escalate tensions across the Mediterranean in order to directly threaten Greece. Devle Bahceli of the Turkish Nationalist Movement Party states “The Greek Cypriots must understand that Cyprus is Turkish, is home of the Turks."
Bahceli went further, and made the following statement:
“If they (Greeks) want to fall into the sea again, if they want to be hunted down, they are welcome, the Turkish army is ready. Someone must explain to the Greek Government what happened in 1921 and 1922. If there is no one to explain it to them, we can come like a bullet in the Aegean and teach them history all over again."
The above is an important statement, as we need to revisit 1921 and 1922. After WW1, the Greek army pursued Greek inhabited regions in Asia Minor, in order to free them from the Ottoman Turks. In response, Kemal Ataturk organised an alliance with the Bolsheviks of the newly emerged Soviet State, and the Soviets supplied gold and armaments to the Turks. This ‘Communist’ funding came from a rather ironic source, that of Jewish-American New York financer, Jacob Schiff.
The struggle to take back our ancient homelands (all of which were still occupied by Greeks in the 1920s) was put to an end when the Western Powers ceased all support for the Greek Army in order to maintain relations with the Turks, to contain the threat of Communism. This betrayal abandoned the Greek effort, while the newly Soviet supplied Turkish army retook the Greek territories in 1922.
Much has changed since the 1920s, and Bahceli must understand that the Bolsheviks of the Soviet Union are no more, and that today, Russia does not take bribes from New York oligarchs.