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15 Noratlas transport planes took off from the Souda air base in Crete with great secrecy, as the Greeks sent in commando troops to Cyprus on 21 July 1974 at night. Greek Cypriots will face yet another truth as excavation works begin for the person who died as a result of a gunshot fired by the Greek Cypriot National Guard near Nicosia International Airport.

Greek Cypriot daily Politis published some details about the operation of the Greek commando troops, nicknamed ‘Niki’ (victory). The newspaper also published the testimony of the Greek Cypriot who buried the transport plane, which was shot, with the people inside. The testimony was taken by the Greek Cypriot police as part of a search for missing persons on 22 December 1999.

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