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The Bathtub Massacre in Cyprus

The 1963 ‘bathtub massacre’ incident has widely been used by Turkish nationalists to generate hostility and mistrust within the Turkish Cypriot community against Greeks and to justify the 1974 Turkish military invasion of Cyprus in the eyes of the international community by portraying Greeks as aggressive and murderous. However, the truthfulness of the Turkish narrative has been challenged by objective observers and researchers.