1974: The terrible Turkish invasions of Cyprus

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The bombing of Nicosia by Turkey in 1974

On 20 July 2017 Lobby for Cyprus marked the black anniversary of the first of the terrible Turkish invasions of Cyprus in 1974. Turkey invaded under the spurious and entirely untrue pretext that it was “restoring constitutional order” following a short-lived coup to overthrow President Makarios.  Continue reading

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

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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

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