The late 1960s was a time of increasing tension between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and their motherlands. The year 1967 was crucial. In April, the junta in Athens seized power with huge implications for Cyprus. In April, and again in November, fierce intercommunal fighting broke out first in Mari and then in Kophinou. Just days after the violence in Kophinou, Turkey mobilised its troops and prepared to invade.
The Cyprus Mail is marking its 70th anniversary by uploading a selection of its archive material. Highlights of the Cyprus Mail archives are uploaded every Wednesday and Saturday.