Το ναυάγιο των διαπραγματεύσεων πέφτει στους ώμους της Τουρκίας

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Το ναυάγιο των διαπραγματεύσεων πέφτει στους ώμους της Τουρκίας Μετά το ναυάγιο των διαπραγματεύσεων για επίλυση του Κυπριακού προβλήματος στο Μόντ Πελεράν της Ελβετίας, το Lobby for Cyprus καλεί επιστροφή στα βασικά όσον αφορά τη προσέγγιση των Ηνωμένων Εθνών, της διεθνούς κοινότητας και της Κυπριακής κυβέρνησης.  Continue reading

West and UN must hold Turkey to account for Geneva Convention violations in Cyprus

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Hundreds of Greek Cypriot prisoners being transferred to Turkey in 1974. Some of the persons identified in this photograph are listed as ‘disappeared’.

“The impunity granted to Turkey must come to an end, the law must be enforced and justice must be served”, said Theo Theodorou, spokesman for Lobby for Cyprus.  Continue reading

Lessons of history: Constantinople

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Artist’s depiction of the Greek Orthodox church of Ayia Sophia (Ἁγία Σοφία – Holy Wisdom) in Constantinople in the 10th century, prior to its conversion to a mosque and then museum

To this day, many Greeks consider Tuesday to be a day of ill omen – a black day – for it was on a Tuesday 29 May 1453 that the magnificent Christian city of Constantinople, capital of Byzantium, fell to the invading Ottoman Turks.  Continue reading

Looted treasures returned to Cyprus following German court decision

Cypriot heritage looted from Turkish occupied north of Cyprus

“With all that has been going on in the Middle East, the world seems to have failed to notice that the fox has been given the keys to the chicken coop,” said Theo Theodorou, spokesman for Lobby for Cyprus.

He was referring to the fact that Turkey was named chair of the world heritage committee of UNESCO at its 8 July 2015 meeting in Bonn, Germany. Continue reading