Cyprus: back to basics


Following the recent stalling of negotiations to settle the Cyprus issue in Mont Pelerin, Switzerland, Lobby for Cyprus calls for a return to basics in the approach taken by the United Nations, the international community and the Cyprus government.  Continue reading


Το ναυάγιο των διαπραγματεύσεων πέφτει στους ώμους της Τουρκίας


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

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

Refugee voices

Memories of life before and during the Turkish invasion of 1974: a teenage refugee from Kyrenia fled with few belongings such as family photos and her diary, which gives a day-by-day account of her escape. Her brother, shown above, was listing as missing. His remains were recently found – he was murdered by Turkish troops.

The stories of those who fled and those who made the painful visit to their homes and lands in occupied Cyprus  Continue reading

Lessons of history: Constantinople

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