Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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Summer 2008 Issue 21
Contents
Lobby for Cyprus has campaigned for a solution in accordance with international law since its inception and we have seen nothing since to force us to rethink our core principles for the reunification of Cyprus and the 3Rs.
The election of Cyprus President Christofias has given a new impetus to attempts to reunify the island, but on what basis?
The Demades v Turkey case at the European Court of Human Rights is the third successful case dealing with compensations from Turkey in matters of property rights.
In November 2007 a protocol was signed between Britain and Turkey, following a visit to London by Turkish PM Erdogan. The protocol maintains a century old tradition of great power Middle Eastern diplomacy, namely making concessions to Turkey at the expense of Hellenic interests.
Lobby for Cyprus and refugees from Ayios Amvrosios recently brought about the closure of a property exhibition where stolen properties of Greek Cypriots were being promoted for sale.
Each discovery of mass graves in occupied Cyprus exposes the raw grief of the families of the missing persons. Following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 more than 1,600 Greek Cypriots were listed as ‘missing’.
Many Greek Cypriots have visited their lands since Turkey’s illegal regime allowed limited freedom of movement through the occupation line in 2003. The following is from a personal account by a member of a refugee family.