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20 July 1999
25 years of Turkish occupation
20 July and 14 August mark the black anniversary of the brutal Turkish invasions of the Republic of Cyprus in 1974. In Cyprus, the Turkish army committed war crimes of: mass murder...

CYPRUS 1974-1999
25 years of Turkish occupation
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20 July and 14 August mark the black anniversary of the brutal Turkish invasions of the Republic of Cyprus in 1974. In Cyprus, the Turkish army committed war crimes of:

MASS MURDER
6,000 Greek Cypriots were massacred, many of them tortured to death.

MASS RAPE
1,000 women aged 12 to 78 were raped.

ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES
More than 1,500 missing Greek Cypriots are still unaccounted for. Many were recorded by the Red Cross as prisoners of the Turkish army. They have never been seen again.

ETHNIC CLEANSING
200,000 Greek Cypriots were forcibly expelled from their homes at gunpoint from the occupied northern part of Cyprus. To this day they are prevented from returning by the Turkish army of illegal occupation.

Indeed, at the dawn of the 21st century, Turkey is enforcing apartheid in Europe in its attempt to transform Cyprus into a province of Turkey!

Turkey has been condemned for its crimes in Cyprus by more than 90 United Nations and Security Council resolutions and by the European Court of Human Rights who have called for the respect of human rights in Cyprus and the restoration of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus.

While in 1999 the West took decisive action in Kosovo, we ask:

If the Kosovo Albanian refugees are assured an almost immediate return to their homes, why are the 200,000 Greek Cypriot refugees still denied a safe and peaceful return to their homes and properties after 25 years?

We urge you to contact your government representatives in support of our cause!


3Rs: Removal of all Turkish troops from occupied Cyprus, Repatriation of all Turkish colonists to Turkey, Return of all refugees to the occupied north of Cyprus

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