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Announcement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the celebrations in the occupied enclave of Kokkina, Cyprus, of the 1964 napalm bombings of Tillyria by the Turkish air force

Tuesday, 08 August 2017

We are dismayed to note the celebrations of the Turkish Cypriot leadership, including Mr. Akinci himself, of the 53rd anniversary of the use of chemical weapons and dropping of napalm bombs by the Turkish air force on the Tillyria peninsula. This was the first use of banned chemical weapons in the history of our planet.

Today, when the whole planet bows to the victims of wars and such hostile acts, the holding of and participation in such celebrations is an affront to international law, to the memory of the fallen, and to the whole of humanity.

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