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The Scene of a Massacre

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The Scene of a Massacre

When I first went over to the Turkish side in Nicosia, one of the things that kind of scared me a little bit was . . . like, we went over there to look around, right, and see what’s over there and we ended up at this sort of tourist thing, at the house. Go in and it’s, the reason it’s a tourist, it’s the scene of a massacre. Yeah. And they’ve left it like it was when these people were killed and the first thing I think, well it’s not my idea of sort of Niagara Falls, right. The scene of a massacre. But that’s . . . they just left it and of course it was all about those bad people from the other side who did this. And when I saw that, that was when I had first arrived there, one of my first patrols, I was really, I thought, what am I getting in to? Right? I mean these people, I mean this happened a number of years ago. Why are they doing this? Why are they offering it as Why are they offering it as a tourist thing?

Mr. Halliday describes the scene of a massacre on the Turkish side considered to be a tourist attraction and left as is from the aftermath of conflict.

Dennis Halliday

Mr. Halliday was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, and raised in a family with nine children. His father served in the Second World War. After the war, his family moved to Montréal, Quebec, where he attended school. During his high school years, Mr. Halliday became a member of the Army Cadet Corp. In 1974, he joined the Canadian Forces and became a member of the United Nations Policing Company. During his military career, Mr. Halliday accepted a six-month deployment to Cyprus. After 12 years of military service, Mr. Halliday retired, moved to Belfast, Prince Edward Island, and became employed as a security officer with the Department of Veterans Affairs in Charlottetown.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
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Dennis Halliday
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Canadian Armed Forces
United Nations Military Police Company
Police Officer

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