Peace NGOs from Greece, Turkey and Cyprus support solution based on international law

The Peace Committee of Turkey, the Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace, and the Cyprus Peace Council have reiterated their support for a solution of the Cyprus problem based on international law.

In a press release the Cyprus Peace Council says the three NGOs held successfully their 8th trilateral meeting on 15-17th December 2017, in Izmir, Turkey under the auspices of the World Peace Council.

In a reference to Cyprus the three NGOs declare their “solidarity with the people of Cyprus, Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, in their struggle for the end of the occupation, for a reunited country and people and a demilitarized country, of a single sovereignty, single citizenship and single international representation, free of custodians, guarantors, foreign military bases and foreign military troops.

For a solution, they add, based on International Law as it is defined in the principles of the founding Charter of the UN and in accordance with the relevant UN Resolutions on Cyprus.

The participants agreed that the 9th Trilateral meeting shall be held in Cyprus in 2018.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third. Efforts to solve the Cyprus problem, with the latest being talks in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, have not led to a solution.

Source: Cyprus News Agency