Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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16 July 2005
CYPRUS The Turkish occupation continues
Why are we demonstrating? In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus, illegally dividing the island and committing war crimes and mass human rights abuses. Hundreds of thousands of Greek Cypriots were ethnically cleansed by the Turkish army. We are protesting because ...

Why are we demonstrating?

In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus, illegally dividing the island and committing war crimes and mass human rights abuses.

Hundreds of thousands of Greek Cypriots were ethnically cleansed by the Turkish army.

We are protesting because Turkey still maintains its illegal occupation, violating international law and United Nations resolutions that demand the withdrawal of the Turkish army and the return of Greek Cypriot refugees.

Is it right that Turkey, which aspires to join the European Union still maintains a military occupation of one third of the Republic of Cyprus, a country which is a full member of the EU?

The Greek Cypiots are the legal owners of 92 percent of land in the occupied north and we want to return. Turkey denies us this, but we will never give up our properties to those who seek to profit from their theft and illegal purchase.

The human rights of the Cypriots must be restored, so that we may live in a truly reunited Cyprus with the full rights enjoyed by all other EU citizens.

We call on your support to put pressure on EU governments to help end the illegal occupation of Cyprus by Turkey.

While Turkey occupies an EU country it should not be permitted to commence negotiations to join the European Union.

The 3Rs:
1. Removal of all Turkish troops from Cyprus
2. Repatriation of all colonists
3. Return of all refugees to their homes without preconditions, restrictions or discrimination