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JUL 05, 2014 - The Guardian

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Cyprus divided: 40 years on, a family recalls how the island was torn apart

The award-winning Observer correspondent who covered the 1974 Turkish invasion returns to the rocky battleground with one Greek Cypriot guardsman he met in the conflict Time stands still in Cyprus's UN buffer zone in picturesOn the outskirts of a mountain village in Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus, Lakis Zavallis, 72 in September, is scrambling about a rocky roadside hillside looking for an imitation-leather grip he had first used when he was a law student in London in the early 60s.Some 40 years ago he was a lieutenant commanding a diminishing platoon of weary Greek Cypriot National ... Read More

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