Overseas Cypriots assure that as long as they live they will strive to end Turkish occupation

The Cypriots of the diaspora wrapped up their conferences in Nicosia and in a press conference, in the presence of Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou, reiterated that as long as they live they will strive in order to terminate the Turkish occupation in Cyprus.

The 9th World Conference of Young Overseas Cypriots (NEPOMAK) and the Meeting of the Central Councils of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots (POMAK) and the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA), were held this week in Nicosia.

POMAK President Andreas Papaevripides said the youth are the hope for perpetuating the presence of overseas Cypriots, and sent the message that the Cypriots abroad would never compromise with the Turkish invasion and its consequences.

PSEKA President Philip Christopher said the organisation’s purpose was to inform and noted that Turkey spends 10 million dollars a month on enlightenment alone. He pointed out that if the budget for enlightenment was not increased, then the Republic of Cyprus and overseas Cypriots would not have a big impact.

Christopher said the overseas Cypriots were spending their own money on enlightenment and were struggling to prevent the selling of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey and to lift the arms embargo on the Republic of Cyprus.

He pointed out that now was the best time to act, because Turkey is facing problems and is losing ground internationally.

Outgoing NEPOMAK President Antonia Michaelides said the youth organisation, which was set up 15 years ago, has 15,000 members and is active in more than 45 countries across the world. She noted that the conference provided a good opportunity to receive information and inspire the youth to promote a just solution of the Cyprus problem.

NEPOMAK’s new President Christos Tuton assured he would carry on the hard work of the organisation.

Photiou said this year’s conferences were upgraded and provided the overseas Cypriots with the necessary information to support the positions of the Republic of Cyprus in the countries they live in. He described the overseas Cypriots as Cyprus’ best ambassadors.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Overseas Cypriots assure that as long as they live they will strive to end Turkish occupation

The Cypriots of the diaspora wrapped up their conferences in Nicosia and in a press conference, in the presence of Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou, reiterated that as long as they live they will strive in order to terminate the Turkish occupation in Cyprus.

The 9th World Conference of Young Overseas Cypriots (NEPOMAK) and the Meeting of the Central Councils of the World Federation of Overseas Cypriots (POMAK) and the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA), were held this week in Nicosia.

POMAK President Andreas Papaevripides said the youth are the hope for perpetuating the presence of overseas Cypriots, and sent the message that the Cypriots abroad would never compromise with the Turkish invasion and its consequences.

PSEKA President Philip Christopher said the organisation’s purpose was to inform and noted that Turkey spends 10 million dollars a month on enlightenment alone. He pointed out that if the budget for enlightenment was not increased, then the Republic of Cyprus and overseas Cypriots would not have a big impact.

Christopher said the overseas Cypriots were spending their own money on enlightenment and were struggling to prevent the selling of F-35 fighter jets to Turkey and to lift the arms embargo on the Republic of Cyprus.

He pointed out that now was the best time to act, because Turkey is facing problems and is losing ground internationally.

Outgoing NEPOMAK President Antonia Michaelides said the youth organisation, which was set up 15 years ago, has 15,000 members and is active in more than 45 countries across the world. She noted that the conference provided a good opportunity to receive information and inspire the youth to promote a just solution of the Cyprus problem.

NEPOMAK’s new President Christos Tuton assured he would carry on the hard work of the organisation.

Photiou said this year’s conferences were upgraded and provided the overseas Cypriots with the necessary information to support the positions of the Republic of Cyprus in the countries they live in. He described the overseas Cypriots as Cyprus’ best ambassadors.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

Source: Cyprus News Agency