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Did any group in Turkey oppose Cyprus invasion?

If Yes,

  • Were they political groups or non-political/human-rights groups?
  • What was their rationale or objective?
  • Were they arrested?
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Yes, the Revolutionary Workers' and Peasants' Party (1969-1977) and its leader Doğu Perinçek opposed the military operation in Cyprus.

Doğu Perinçek wrote the book Cyprus Issue (Turkish: Kıbrıs Meselesi) in 1976. In this book, he explicitly states that this operation was an occupation.

And military intervention and occupation, in any case, and whoever does it, will carry an imperialist and reactionary character. (page 24)

The continuation of the Turkish occupation also causes the Greek soldiers to remain in the island, and the necessary conditions for new massacres and killings are being experienced. (page 31)

He also calls Rauf Denktaş (1st President of Northern Cyprus) fascist.

Turkey should also put an end to support the fascist Denktaş in Cyprus. (page 76)

Here is the cover of that book:

kibris meselesi

Doğu Perinçek's biography on Wikipedia doesn't mention any arrest relevant to Cyprus. By the way, he is still an active politician and the leader of the Patriotic Party.

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