Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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20 July 2014
40 years of Turkish occupation in Cyprus
On 20 July and 14 August 1974 Turkey illegally invaded Cyprus.

The island has endured 40 years of:
  • Illegal occupation by the Turkish military
  • Refugees prevented from returning to their homes
  • Racist practices adopted by Turkey
  • Cultural destruction of churches and graveyards
  • Colonisation through population transfers by Turkey
  • Missing people – more than 1,000 were ‘disappeared’
  • Apartheid and ethnic segregation
  • Ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity committed by Turkey with impunity
  • Hypocrisy and intransigence by Turkey
  • Violation of United Nations resolutions by Turkey
  • Court judgments disregarded by Turkey
  • Persecution of ‘enclaved’ civilians in occupied north
  • Violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms by Turkey
• Removal of all Turkish troops
• Repatriation of all Turkish colonists
• Return of all refugees

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