Night for Cyprus 2017: address by Lobby for Cyprus co-ordinator

Night for Cyprus 2017 coordinator's welcome
Lobby for Cyprus co-ordinator addresses the Night for Cyprus 2017 © Peter Pentayiotis

quote-marks-open 43 years have passed since the two Turkish invasions and subsequent occupation of our beloved island. Yet, we are no closer to any settlement. As a matter of fact, we are far away from a settlement as a result of Turkey’s regional policy and grand strategy dating back to 1956, both of which adversely affect Cyprus.  Continue reading

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Νύχτα για την Κύπρο 2017: ομιλία του συντονιστή του Lobby for Cyprus

quote-marks-open Έχουν περάσει 43 χρόνια από τις δύο τουρκικές εισβολές και την έκτοτε συνεχιζόμενη κατοχή της αγαπημένης μας νήσου. Και όμως, δεν είμαστε κοντά σε καμία διευθέτηση. Τουναντίον, είμαστε πολύ μακριά από μια διευθέτηση λόγω της περιφερειακής τουρκικής πολιτικής και της μεγάλης της στρατηγικής που χρονολογείται από το 1956, αμφότερες των οποίων επηρεάζουν δυσμενώς την Κύπρο.  Continue reading

A proposed new process, but the same old intransigence

Nicosia barricades
Dead end: the so-called ‘green line’ that cuts through Nicosia, capital city of the Republic of Cyprus ©Lobby for Cyprus

The latest collapse of UN-sponsored efforts to settle the Cyprus issue has again exposed an enduring fixture of international relations – the morally and legally bankrupt policy of the Turkish government towards the Republic of Cyprus, a Member State of the Commonwealth, the Council of Europe and the European Union.  Continue reading

Save the Republic of Cyprus and democratic values – an urgent call to change strategy

United Nations buffer zone, Nicosia, Cyprus
United Nations buffer zone, Nicosia, Cyprus © Lobby for Cyprus

Lobby for Cyprus expresses serious concerns about the secrecy with which the ‘Conference on Cyprus’ in Switzerland is taking place. We are also alarmed by the astonishing fact that the Republic of Cyprus is not officially represented at the ‘Conference on Cyprus’ where its destiny may be determined.  Continue reading