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Rossides on Kissinger’s Crimes in Cyprus
By Anastasia Balezdrova
The Turkish invasion of Cyprus is former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's tremendous fault and he should be put on trial for war crimes, as stated by Gene (Eugene) Rossides at the presentation of his book “Kissinger and Cyprus. A Study in Lawlessness”. The Greek American is a former Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury Department and one of the most prominent representatives of the Greek Diaspora across the Atlantic.
According to Rossides, there are several reasons why Kissinger should appear before the International Tribunal. “The first is that he fully supported Greek dictator Dimitris Ioannidis for the carrying out of the coup against Cypriot President Archbishop Makarios that was planned in advance. Kissinger took this decision even though his associates at the State Department advised him not to do so. The second reason is that he supported the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and actually created, with his subsequent actions, the preconditions for the implementation of its second phase. At the same time, by selectively disseminated information in the media he created in the United States society the necessary atmosphere for the perception of the events,” said Rossides.