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Impunity is disgusting

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A middle-aged man who spends most of his life devoting himself to the promotion of intercommunal relations, a re-united Cyprus and the brotherhood of the people of the island, irrespective of ethnic, religious and of course political divisions, decided to take refuge from the roasting August sun in a hillside touristic facility in Paphos. His wife and two daughters, aged 9 and 11, were delighted.

They called some other friends. “Nothing to do this weekend; why spend an empty weekend here in this dry Mesaria in Nicosia? Let’s drive to Paphos. Let’s have a nice weekend at a mountain resort, enjoy some good food and drinks. It is summer. Schools are on holiday. Nobody would say a word if we go into work a little late on Monday. We might drive back Monday morning?” It was very tempting; soon the number of families wishing to escape Mesaria’s dry and sweltering weather for a cool mountain resort reached five.

No one was concerned of any mishap or trouble. They were all pro-peace people. They always had Greek Cypriot friends. Indeed, they contacted some of their Greek Cypriot friends and two families agreed to join them for one night. It would be a perfect weekend escape. They would drive to Paphos Friday late afternoon, spend the weekend there........

© Hürriyet Daily News