“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
20 July 2016 marks a dark anniversary: another year and another day of shame, in which the Turkish government maintains its illegal hold on the northern area of the Republic of Cyprus, through its occupation with 43,000 troops. Continue reading
To mark the 42nd black anniversary of Turkey’s unlawful invasion and occupation in Cyprus, Cypriots will take to the streets of central London on Saturday 16 July 2016 for the annual Rally for Cyprus. Join us and march for freedom for Cyprus. Continue reading
The stories of those who fled and those who made the painful visit to their homes and lands in occupied Cyprus Continue reading
“It would appear that the word ‘humanitarian’ has acquired a new meaning, and the dictionaries of the world have not caught up,” said Theo Theodorou, spokesman for Lobby for Cyprus. Continue reading
As a result of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, approximately 200,000 Cypriots (one third of the population) were forced out of their homes and lands in the northern area of the Republic of Cyprus. Continue reading
Write to the Mayor of London, Transport for London, and the Advertising Standards Authority. Continue reading
UK film premiere
In 1970 the people of the Greek 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. Starring movie icon Raquel Welch, Beloved was the first Hollywood movie to be filmed in Cyprus. Continue reading
“With all that has been going on in the Middle East, the world seems to have failed to notice that the fox has been given the keys to the chicken coop,” said Theo Theodorou, spokesman for Lobby for Cyprus.
He was referring to the fact that Turkey was named chair of the world heritage committee of UNESCO at its 8 July 2015 meeting in Bonn, Germany. Continue reading
14 August marks the tragic day on which Turkey launched ‘Atilla two’ – its second brutal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus in 1974.
Turkey had already captured part of Cyprus in its initial invasion on 20 July 1974. It used the flimsy pretext that it was “restoring constitutional order” following a short-lived coup to overthrow President Makarios by the US-backed junta which was then ruling Greece. Continue reading