Six decades of Britain’s refugees: The stories of people who’ve fled to the UK

Christina Pourgourides

Christina Pourgourides, a Greek Cypriot, fled Cyprus in 1974

She left after the Turkish invasion of the island, which split it in two, with nothing but a Porsche.

“When we left our home we left literally everything behind, because there was no sense that we would never be going back.

“We slept outside under trees, in an electricity sub-station.”

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