List of massacres in Cyprus

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The following is a list of massacres that have occurred in Cyprus:

Name Date Location Deaths Perpetrators Notes
Jewish massacre of Greeks.[1] 117 CE mainly Salamis 240,000 Jewish rebels After the revolt had been fully defeated, laws were created forbidding any Jews to live on the island. See Kitos War
Massacre in Nicosia[2] September 9, 1570 Nicosia 16,000[3]-20,000 Ottoman army The city was looted following its fall to Ottomans, the figure is an estimation.
9 July Massacre[4] July 9, 1821 Nicosia 470 Ottoman army 100s of prominent Cypriots including Archbishop Kyprianos are executed by the Ottomans.
Massacre in Gönyeli[5] June 12, 1958 Gönyeli 8 Turkish Cypriot militia Greek Cypriots were massacred by militia in a cornfield near the village
Massacre in Agios Vasileios[6] December 26, 1963 Agios Vasileios 21[7] Greek Cypriot militia Turkish Cypriots of the village were killed and buried in a mass grave
Massacre in Alaminos[8] July 20, 1974
Alaminos 13 or 14[9][10]
Greek Cypriot militia
Massacre in Sysklipos[6] August 3, 1974
Sysklipos 14
Turkish Cypriot militia and Turkish army 14 Greek Cypriots were killed in a house and buried in a mass grave on August 3, and those who remained at the village disappeared on August 26, they are still missing
Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda massacre August 14, 1974 Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda 126 Greek Cypriot militia Almost all Turkish Cypriot inhabitants of the villages were killed and their bodies battered, see the relevant article
Tochni massacre[11] August 14, 1974 Tochni 85 Greek Cypriot militia
Massacre in Sysklipos[6] August 26, 1974 Sysklipos 21 Turkish Cypriot militia and Turkish army 14 Greek Cypriots were killed in a house and buried in a mass grave on August 3, and those who remained at the village disappeared on August 26, they are still missing
Massacres of the people of Asha August, 1974 Unknown, Sinta 83-84 Turkish Cypriot militia and Turkish army 17-18 men taken as prisoners of war to Sinta and shot there. Other villagers were deported in two buses and shot on the way back from the police headquarters in Nicosia. Total number of missing from the village is given as 83-84.[12][13][14]
Massacre in Eptakomi[15] August, 1974 Eptakomi 12 Turkish Cypriot militia and Turkish army 12 Greek Cypriots found in a mass grave executed with their hands tied
Massacre in Angolemi[16] August, 1974 Angolemi 5 Greek Cypriot militia A family of three (father, mother and teenage daughter) and two men killed
Bloody Christmas December 21–31, 1963 Nicosia 497 Greek Cypriot militia 18,667 Turkish Cypriots from different villages abandoned the island.

References[edit]

  1. ^ JewishEncyclopedia.com - CYPRUS, Dio Cassius, lxviii. 32
  2. ^ US Library of Congress Federal Research Division,Library of Congress.
  3. ^ Hopkins, T.C.F. (2007). Confrontation at Lepanto: Christendom vs. Islam. Macmillan. p. 82. ISBN 9781466841499. Retrieved 5 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cyprus - OTTOMAN RULE". countrystudies.us. Retrieved 2016-05-20. 
  5. ^ The Outbreak of Communal Strife, 1958 The Guardian, London.
  6. ^ a b c Uludağ, Sevgül. Stories from Agios Vasilios, Shilloura and Sysklipos… (published in Politis newspaper on 10 February 2013).
  7. ^ Purcell, Hugh Dominic. Cyprus, Praeger, 1969, p.327
  8. ^ Documents Officiels, United Nations Security Council, p. 82: "Alaminos village has already been in the news because a massacre of 13 Turkish Cypriots was discovered there"
  9. ^ Impact: International Fortnightly, Volumes 4-6: Fourteen Turkish Cypriots were murdered at the village of Alaminos on 20 July.
  10. ^ Massacre of Turks alleged (St. Petersburg Times, 29 July 1974)
  11. ^ Paul Sant Cassia, Bodies of Evidence: Burial, Memory, and the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus, Berghahn Books, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84545-228-5, Massacre&f=false p. 61.
  12. ^ Uludağ, Sevgül. "The story of Assia (Pasakoy) and Afanya (Gazikoy)". Hamamböcüleri Journal. 
  13. ^ "European Parliament resolution on mass graves of the missing persons of Ashia at Ornithi village in the occupied part of Cyprus (2015/2551(RSP))". European Parliament. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  14. ^ "Protest for the missing of Assia". Cyprus Mail. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  15. ^ Guardian, Bones don't speak. [1] (published in Guardian newspaper).
  16. ^ Records: Volume 1, Part 1-Volume 3, Part 1, UNESCO, p. 319

16.Bloody Christmas (1963)