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‘Grivas Museum’ decision slammed


FOREIGN Minister Tahsin Ertuğruloğ­lu on Sunday criticised the Greek Cypriot side over their parliament’s decision to create a museum for Georgios Grivas, the founder of the Greek Cypriot terrorist organisati­on Eoka.

In a written statement issued by the Foreign Ministry on Sunday, Mr Ertuğruloğ­lu slammed the move, noting that “the decision is a clear demonstrat­ion of their [the Greek Cypriot side’s] attempt to keep alive the racism and animosity towards Turks and to feed their soul with this animosity”.

His statement continued: “If the Greek Cypriot administra­tion wishes to show the new generation­s what Grivas, the murder of Turks and a terrorist, had done, then I advise them to visit the Museum of Barbarism in Lefkoşa.”

Mr Ertuğruloğ­lu said there are “mass graves of Turkish Cypriots massacred by Eoka terrorists” across North Cyprus, adding that “[our] Greek Cypriot neighbours can freely and safely cross to the TRNC” and see the “atrocities by Eoka ... in Muratağa, Atlılar, Sandallar, Taşkent as well as at the other mass grave sites”.

 ?? ?? Eoka founder Georgios Grivas pictured in 1967
Eoka founder Georgios Grivas pictured in 1967

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