Μαρτυρίες Σουηδού Ειρηνευτή

 

The Village Square of Neta)

 

On the morning of August 21, 1974, two Swedish UN-soldiers came by jeep along the narrow and hilly road from their observation post at Vathylakkas to the village of Neta. All these villages had Greek Cypriot inhabitants. Karpasia was under Turkish control and the UN-soldiers were on their daily supervision tour to guard that nothing would happen to the civilians. When they arrived at Neta, they discovered a great commotion at the little village square. A unit of the Turkish army was gathering the adult male population in order to remove them from the village.

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Tooth (ΔΕΡΒΙΣΙΗΣ)

 

The police sergeant Mustafa, who was in command of the Turkish army unit, was called "Gold Tooth" by the UN-soldiers. He became very upset over the young UN-soldiers' presence, since they were witnesses to the action that took place. The UN-soldiers wrote down the names of all the Greek Cypriots who had been placed on a lorry. But their presence could not prevent the Turkish soldiers from driving away with their captives. At the village square the weeping women and children were left behind. In the aftermath of the invasion all villagers from Netα fled to the South.