We declare our resolve to demonstrate for the restoration our human and legal rights as enshrined in EU and wider international law. We show our determination to reclaim, rebuild and return (should we so wish) to our lands and properties in the areas of Cyprus currently under illegal Turkish occupation.
We wholly reject the substance of the ‘non document’ submitted at the latest round of proximity talks, which seeks to minimise the return of Greek Cypriot refugees to the area to be declared under Turkish Cypriot administration.
It is stated in the United Nations 'non document' that the legal rights which we, the refugees, have to our properties, must be respected. At the same time however, it is intended that a solution "should carefully regulate the exercise of these rights so as to safeguard the character of the component states".
Put simply, legally they cannot deny us the right to repossess what is ours, but in practice they do not want us to return!
This is called by no other name but hypocrisy. They intend to "regulate the exercise of these rights" by bribing us with property exchanges, compensation and other devious methods.
We declare our resolve not to be bribed or put off from taking back what is legally ours. We will not allow the aggressor to enjoy the spoils of war – the lands and homes stolen by the Turkish army.
We will exercise our rights to:
RECLAIM WHAT IS OURS
RETURN TO OUR HOMES
REBUILD OUR PROPERTIES
Lobby for Cyprus member organisations:
Ayios Amvrosios UK, Akanthou, Lapithos and Karavas, Famagusta, Lefkoniko, Leonarisso and Vasili, Mandres, Morphou, Rizokarpasso