April 16, 1998
Via Fax: 212-556-3622, 3690
The New York Times
To the Editor:
Re. "Bitter Memories of a Love Affair With Cyprus," A4, April 15, 1998.
The so-called "‘population exchange’ of the island in 1974" was achieved by Turkish forces invading defenseless Cyprus. After attacking the northern segment of Cyprus, those Greeks who could fled what would have been death at the hands of the Turks.
Today over 35,000 Turkish soldiers keep Greeks from reclaiming their property in the occupied north. But you already know this!
Why is it that the New York Times continues to pursue a selective politically incorrect agenda on issues of Greeks and Hellenic history? Would you do the same regarding African-Americans, Jews or any other group?
Michael C. D. Javelos