|2000 meters underground
1,300- 1,900 Turkish pounds
76 million broken hearts
and a nation united right across the world...
These are the figures that will always stick in our minds as the town of Soma, Manisa, Turkey was struck by the worst mine disaster in its history last Tuesday. Hundreds of rescue workers were fighting against time, as they worked to recover bodies from one of the biggest and busiest mines in their country.
"It was NOT an invasion!
I was somewhat puzzled, bemused and bewildered by the recent decision by the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) to demand that Turkey pay a Euro 90,000,000 (£70,000,000, TL 245,700,000) “fine” to those poor, innocent little Greek Cypriot cherubs that live south of the Green Line on this island for its “invasion” in1974!
When Cyprus gained independence from Britain in 1959/60, three countries (Britain, Greece and Turkey) signed an agreement to protect the rights of the minority Turkish-Cypriot population.