Turkish Cypriot daily Vatan newspaper (09.01.15) reports that the “Turkish Cypriot peace forces martyrs associations” (TBK) organized a protest in front of the self-styled assembly against the “deputy” with the Republican Turkish Party (CTP) Dogus Derya.
According to the paper, TBP called on Derya to apologize to the association and to the Turkish army for her statements that the Turkish army raped in 1974 Greek Cypriot women. The association said that those who think like Derya and some newspaper columnists, who share her beliefs and supported her, must also apologize.
Speaking during the demonstration, TBP chairman Haci Isik, alleged that the Turkish army, not only saved the Turkish Cypriots in 1974, but it saved the Greek Cypriots as well: “We also saved the island of Cyprus. If it was not for us coming here, neither the TRNC nor the Greek Cypriot administration would have existed”, he claimed and added that the “peace operation” as he called the 1974 Turkish invasion to Cyprus, is a victory with nothing of its kind in history.