Through a single recorded conversation with my Grandfather about Cypriot history, we see him bounce back and forth between denying Turkish inhabitancy on the island to admitting it. My Grandfather's historical accuracy is not the issue here but rather a deeper structure within the Greek Cypriot propaganda. By denying Turkish inhabitancy on the island they can therefore justify their ownership of the land and furthermore their hatred towards the Turkish community. He goes on to talk about his village and his personal experiences with Turks in his village. This is where he is most confronted with conflict, his personal experience makes their ‘othering’ impossible. However, their ‘othering’, in his eyes, was caused by yet another evil - the Brits. Once more bounces back and forth, since he worked for the British after their rule. These accounts are not rare in Cyprus, however my Grandfather's accounts are where social normalities, hating the Turks and blaming the English, and his personal experiences collide creating internal conflict that is not rare in cases of nationalism and racism.