The political work that Lobby performs at so many different levels – organising seminars; producing quarterly bulletins, newsletters and policy statements directed at the key policy makers in the world; staging demonstrations; meeting key political and government figures – is vital if we are to have any input on the Cyprus issue...
The political work that Lobby performs at so many different levels - organising seminars; producing quarterly bulletins, newsletters and policy statements directed at the key policy makers in the world; staging demonstrations; meeting key political and government figures - is vital if we are to have any input on the Cyprus issue. We must not only help to enlighten our community and the people of Cyprus, but must also continuously seek to persuade and influence the major power-brokers involved in finding a settlement. Lobby has been doing just this with consistency and determination. We have tirelessly raised the issue of the land, the importance of our title-deeds; the inalienable rights of the refugees to return and re-possess their stolen homes and of course we demand the repatriation of the colonists who squat illegally on our land and in our homes.
At Lobby we try to be proactive. We continuously monitor developments and align our campaign work accordingly. However, our core policies and minimum requirements for a settlement of the Cyprus issue, never change.
Our demands for the now famous 3Rs are not negotiable. The passage of time does not alter the fact that Turkey invaded and devastated our beloved island of Cyprus. No solution or accommodation which offers legality to these thieves and murders will ever be accepted by Lobby for Cyprus and its many supporters and friends around the world as well as in Cyprus, who agree with our principles and policies.
The months following the Turkish elections will be some of the most crucial period in Cyprus' long and troublesome history. This is the time that all Cypriots, within Cyprus and in the diaspora must show determination and resilience. The human, moral and legal rights are on our side and we must use them as Titina Loizidou did, to resist the pressure applied on us to accept a settlement which will permanently divide our country and deny the refugees the hope of ever returning home.
As long as Cyprus remains under Turkish occupation we must fight with every available political and diplomatic weapon to bring Turkey and its puppet regime to task, so that finally, one day, we will be free of them.
Our struggle will continue for as long as it takes and for whatever it takes.
The prize is the freedom of our country.