29th January, 1958 : A British Army Landrover drove at speed through a Turkish demonstration in Nicosia, leaving seven dead and hundreds injured as the minority community erupted in fury. Despite a curfew, thousands of Turks took to the streets, setting fire to garages and tobacco factories, overturning and burning police cars, and stoning the security forces. Rioting ended only after an appeal by Rauf Denktash, a former Solicitor-General and leader of Turkish community.

[ They don’t make Landrovers as they used to. ]

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