CNA News – CNA – Emilia Christofi – CYPRUS/Nicosia 15/07/2018 16:17

Cyprus commemorates the dead and condemns the 1974 coup

Today, 15th July, marks 44 years since the events which unfolded on this East Mediterranean island led to its division and occupation by Turkey. The Greek military junta, then ruling Greece, toppled the democratically elected president of Cyprus, the late Archbishop Makarios III.

Sirens sounded at 0820 local time (0520 GMT) to remind people of the time the coup detat unfolded.

Status quo in Cyprus continues due to lack of political will in the Turkish side, President says

The reason for the continuation of the unacceptable status quo in Cyprus lies exclusively in the lack of political will on behalf of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday.

He was speaking after a religious ceremony at a Nicosia cemetery, commemorating those fallen during the 1974 coup d’ etat, which was instigated by the Greek military junta against the government of Cyprus.

House condemns 1974 coup, reiterates decisiveness to pursue justice for Cyprus

The House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus denounced Sunday the July 15, 1974 coup d’ Etat and the subsequent Turkish invasion that led to the island’s division, with its members reiterating their decisiveness to pursue the fight for justice.

During a special session, attended by the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and chaired by House President Demetris Syllouris, MPs held a minute of silence to honor those fallen while defending democracy and freedom in Cyprus.

Foreign Minister in Brussels to attend Foreign Affairs Council

The situation in Libya and the latest developments with regard to North Korea and the Eastern Partnership are expected to be discussed at the Foreign Affairs Council, taking place on Monday, July 16, in Brussels, in the presence of Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

CNA News – CNA – Emilia Christofi – CYPRUS/Nicosia 15/07/2018 16:17

Cyprus commemorates the dead and condemns the 1974 coup

Today, 15th July, marks 44 years since the events which unfolded on this East Mediterranean island led to its division and occupation by Turkey. The Greek military junta, then ruling Greece, toppled the democratically elected president of Cyprus, the late Archbishop Makarios III.

Sirens sounded at 0820 local time (0520 GMT) to remind people of the time the coup detat unfolded.

Status quo in Cyprus continues due to lack of political will in the Turkish side, President says

The reason for the continuation of the unacceptable status quo in Cyprus lies exclusively in the lack of political will on behalf of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots, President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades said on Sunday.

He was speaking after a religious ceremony at a Nicosia cemetery, commemorating those fallen during the 1974 coup d’ etat, which was instigated by the Greek military junta against the government of Cyprus.

House condemns 1974 coup, reiterates decisiveness to pursue justice for Cyprus

The House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus denounced Sunday the July 15, 1974 coup d’ Etat and the subsequent Turkish invasion that led to the island’s division, with its members reiterating their decisiveness to pursue the fight for justice.

During a special session, attended by the President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades and chaired by House President Demetris Syllouris, MPs held a minute of silence to honor those fallen while defending democracy and freedom in Cyprus.

Foreign Minister in Brussels to attend Foreign Affairs Council

The situation in Libya and the latest developments with regard to North Korea and the Eastern Partnership are expected to be discussed at the Foreign Affairs Council, taking place on Monday, July 16, in Brussels, in the presence of Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides.

Source: Cyprus News Agency