Turkey Monday (July 29) continued to buildup its troop forces on Cyprus despite the ceasefire.?
GV PAN FROM turkish ships in harbour TO landing craft unloading supplies (2 shots)
LV Beachhead with supplies being unloaded PAN TO other landing craft arriving (2 shots)
GV Turkish helicopters overhead (2 shots)
SV ZOOM OUT FROM Turkish troops TO tank on roadside
SV Turkish soldier boarding tank
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SV Tank and troops at Kyrenia harbour (2 shots)
GV ZOOM BACK FROM Turkish freighter TO tank on guayside
SV Tank along road
GV Turkish lorries, tanks etc. positioned in field off Nicosia highway (3 shots)
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Background: Turkey Monday (July 29) continued to buildup its troop forces on Cyprus despite the ceasefire. Newmen were kept away from the beach-head, about five miles (eight kms) west of the northern resort town of Kyrenia, but ships carrying men and equipment could be seen unloading. Helicopters are also flying the 40 miles (64 kms) across the strait from Turkey to support the operation.
A United Nations spokesman in Nicosia said the Turks had sent about 30-thousand men to the island since the invasion. They are being supplied continually with tanks, armoured cars and jeeps.
The buildup of men and machinery confirms Turkey's intention of retaining control of their captured territory which from a wedge along the northern coast of the island around Kyrenia south to Nicosia.
There are indications that the buildup of men and supplies has fallen off slightly in the last few days...probably as an inducement to the Geneva peace conference.