Cyprus Mail

Wailing sirens to mark coup, invasion

July 15, 1974, tanks in one of Nicosia's main arteries during the coup

Air raid sirens will be sounding on Saturday and next Thursday to mark the 1974 coup and subsequent Turkish invasion of the island, the civil defence said.

The sirens will sound across the republic – at 8.20am, the time the coup started, on July 15, and 5.30am on July 20.

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