Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda massacre
Maratha, Santalaris and Aloda massacre (Turkish: Muratağa, Sandallar ve Atlılar katliamı) was a massacre of totally 126 Turkish Cypriots in the villages of Maratha (Muratağa), Santalaris (Sandallar) and Aloda (Atlılar) in Cyprus. It happened on 14-16 August 1974, done by Cyprus Greek. The massacre was committed by EOKA-B.
89 (or 84) Turkish Cypriots people were killed by Cypriot Greeks in Maratha and Santalaris. Another 37 Turkish Cypriot people were killed by Cypriot Greeks in Aloda. Old people and children were also killed. Only three people could escape from the massacre in Aloda. A bulldozer buried people into mass graves. People from Maratha and Santalaris were buried in the same grave.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oberling, Pierre. The road to Bellapais: the Turkish Cypriot exodus to northern Cyprus (1982), Social Science Monographs, p. 185
- ↑ "Muratağa and Sandallar problem is being taken to the European Court of Human Rights" (in Turkish). BRT - Kıbrıs Postası. Retrieved 18 January 2011.
- ↑ Paul Sant Cassia, Bodies of Evidence: Burial, Memory, and the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus, Berghahn Books, 2007, ISBN 9781845452285, p. 237.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "CYPRUS: Ankara's Slow Nibble". Time. Archived from the original on 13 August 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2011.
- ↑ Paul Sant Cassia, Bodies of Evidence: Burial, Memory, and the Recovery of Missing Persons in Cyprus, Berghahn Books, 2007, ISBN 9781845452285, p. 69.