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

Seminar report: The ‘Disappeared’ of Cyprus

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On 16 July, Lobby for Cyprus held its annual seminar at Cyprus Week, which takes place at Theatro Technis in London every year. The theme of this year’s event was a remembrance of those listed as missing following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus  in 1974. In collaboration with the Organisation of Relatives of Missing Cypriots (UK), the tragic stories of the missing persons of Cyprus were told from the perspective of their relatives. Continue reading

Seminar: The ‘Disappeared’ of Cyprus

The disappeared of Cyprus

The tragic stories of the missing persons of Cyprus, as told from the perspective of their relatives.

In the summer of 1974 Turkey invaded and ethnically cleansed the northern areas of Cyprus in violation of international law and ethical principles of civilised conduct.

To mark 41 years since the Turkish invasion and continued unlawful occupation of one third of the Republic of Cyprus, Lobby for Cyprus and the Organisation of Relatives of Missing Cypriots (UK) is focussing on the tragedy of the ‘disappeared’.

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