April 6, 1987 |
About 3,000 Greek Cypriot supporters of the Communist Party marched to the British army base at Dhekelia on Sunday to protest the British military presence on Cyprus.
June 15, 1987 |
About 400 Greek Cypriot women demonstrators brushed U.N. peacekeeping troops aside Sunday and crossed into the buffer zone separating Greek and Turkish portions of Cyprus. It was the first attempt by Greek Cypriots to enter the zone since it was established after the 1974 Turkish invasion. But mine fields kept the women demonstrators from advancing another 200 yards to enter the Turkish-occupied region on the other side.
November 23, 1987 |
Employing various ruses, about 800 Greek Cypriot women outmaneuvered U.N. peacekeeping troops and clambered over barbed wire Sunday to penetrate Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus for the first time in 13 years. They were blocked from further advance after brief scuffles with Turkish troops. Hundreds of U.N. peacekeepers, hurrying to the scene, placed themselves between the demonstrators and the Turkish soldiers. The women demonstrators chanted "We come in peace!'
March 20, 1989 |
More than 3,000 Greek Cypriot women, protesting the division of this Mediterranean island, clashed Sunday with Turkish Cypriot policemen. At two spots on the 180-mile-long, U.N.-patrolled Green Line that forms the border between the Greek and Turkish portions of the island, the women pushed into Turkish-controlled territory and scuffled with security forces.