Turkish army releases footage from Cyprus operation in 1974

Turkey’s General Staff has released previously unseen footage from the 1974 military operation in Cyprus to mark the landing’s 41st anniversary.

On July 20, 1974 Turkish military intervened in the island in response to an Athens-backed coup aiming to unite Cyprus with Greece.

Turkish soldiers who took part in airborne and seaborne operations, as well as Turkish Cypriot civilians, can be seen in the new footage.

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