State Ceremony for Turkish
By Margaret Sheard
40 years have passed and people are only now laying their loved ones to rest, what a dreadful situation and there are still those who still cannot say farewell. A move towards peace could be achieved with an indication of where all of the remaining missing persons are buried and so put an end to many people’s misery. The past is the past and that too should be laid to rest, accept the truth, deal with it and then move forward to either a mutually acceptable united island or two separate States.
I have visited Taşkent and did not know much about what happened there but I did get a very strange feeling of an atmosphere of sadness at the time.
34 of Taşkent, Terazi and Tatlısu martyrs are buried today
A final farewell has been bid today to 34 martyrs out of 83 missing persons from the villages Taşkent, Terazi and Tatlısu among which also there were children and who were massacred near Limasol on 15 August 1974.
Source: TRNC Public Information Office