In 1974, turkey invaded the northern portion of the republic of cyprus in response to a military coup taking place on the island, in attempt to annex the island to.
On 20 july 1974, the armed forces of turkey invaded the northern portion of the republic of cyprus in response to the greek military junta -backed 1974 cypriot coup d.
Source: foreign military sales, foreign military construction sales and military assistance facts, defense security assistance agency as of september 1997..
493 x 318 · 21 kB · gif, Famagusta on the East coast, Lacarna on the south
300 x 214 · 10 kB · jpeg, Military operations during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus