30 + Beloved Days: UK film screenings

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30 and Beloved Days will be screened on 22, 23, 24, 28 March 2019 at the ArtHouse Crouch End cinema, London

30: The wound that never heals (short film). Cyprus, 1974. Maria is trying to find out anything she can about her son who is on the battlefield. A shocking twist of fate determines the course of the rest of her life.
Beloved Days: When the past inspires the future. In 1970 the people of the Cypriot village of Karmi, which is now under Turkish occupation, participated in an unprecedented experience: the shooting of the film Beloved, alongside a Hollywood cast and crew. Continue reading

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Eptakomi: A symbol of illegality, injustice and impunity

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A looted grave in Eptakomi, in the area of Cyprus under illegal Turkish occupation since 1974. © Eptakomi Association UK

On 18 July 2018, one day after the Day of International Criminal Justice and one hundred years to the day since the birth of the late Nelson Mandela, Eptakomi Association UK and Lobby for Cyprus organised the commemorative event ‘Uprooted: The disappearing community of Eptakomi’ at Theatro Technis, London.   Continue reading

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

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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

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

My ‘pilgrimage’ to Ayios Amvrosios

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A society uprooted: a Greek Cypriot refugee from Ayios Amvrosios holds her photo album – one of the few belongings she took with her as she fled for her life with her family in 1974 © Lobby for Cyprus

Christopher Toumazou tells his story of visiting his late mother’s village of Ayios Amvrosios in the Turkish-occupied are of Cyprus. Continue reading

Return to Morphou

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Maria Nicolaidou addresses the Refugee voices seminar. She fled as a refugee from Morphou while Turkey invaded Cyprus in 1974 © Lobby for Cyprus

At the Lobby for Cyprus Refugee voices event, Maria Nicolaidou, who is a refugee from Morphou gave an account of her emotional return, as a visitor, to her home town in the occupied north of Cyprus. Continue reading