To mark the 42nd black anniversary of Turkey’s unlawful invasion and occupation in Cyprus, Cypriots will take to the streets of central London on Saturday 16 July 2016 for the annual Rally for Cyprus. Join us and march for freedom for Cyprus.
Join us in protesting against Turkish apartheid. Join us in saying:
• No to Turkish troops
• No to Turkish colonisation
• Yes to the right of refugees to return
In 1974 Turkey invaded the Republic of Cyprus, illegally dividing the country, committing war crimes and horrendous mass human rights abuses. 200,000 Greek Cypriots were ethnically cleansed by the Turkish military in Ankara’s attempt to turn the island into a province of Turkey.
In violation of the Geneva conventions, Turkey has replaced the population of the occupied north with Turkish nationals, in an attempt to alter the demographic composition of the island. Turkey continues to violate international law and United Nations resolutions that demand the withdrawal of the Turkish military, the right to return for Greek Cypriot refugees and an end to Turkey’s policy of colonisation.
Turkey maintains its illegal apartheid regime in the occupied north that discriminates against Greek Cypriots by preventing them from returning to their homes and lands.
Greek Cypriots are the legal owners of 92 percent of land in the occupied north. They will never give up their lands to those who seek to profit from their theft and illegal purchase.
The human rights of Cypriots must be restored so they can live in a truly reunited Cyprus – a single state that protects the fundamental rights of the individual – irrespective of ethnicity or religion.
2.30pm March from Belgrave Square, London SW1X, through central London.
On Saturday 16 July 2016 Cyprus needs your support.
(The Rally for Cyprus is organised by the National Federation of Cypriots)