President to attend memorial service in Nicosia to commemorate those who lost their lives during 15th July coup

President Nicos Anastasiades, accompanied by Defence Minister Charalampos Petrides, will attend the memorial service for all those who perished during the 15th July 1974 coup in Cyprus.

The service will take place on the day of the coup, at Saints Constantinos and Eleni Church at 0830 local time.

Memorial services will take place in other towns as well on July 10 and members of the Cabinet will represent the government and lay wreaths on behalf of the President. The service in Paralimni will take place July 17.

The coup staged by the Athens’ junta against the elected government of President Makarios on July 15, 1974, served Turkey as a pretext to impose its divisive plans against Cyprus. On July 20, 1974, Turkey invaded Cyprus, violating all rules of international law, including the Charter of the United Nations.

Source: Cyprus News Agency