Lobby for Cyprus commemorates
Tassos and Solomos, you gave your lives for a country without borders, for the right to return to your parental homes and for the removal from Cyprus of the flag of oppression, of murder and brutality, the flag of division and occupation.
One year after your sacrifice, negotiations are being held (11-16 August) and efforts are being made NOT to fulfil your aspirations for a country without barbed wire, but for a settlement designed to legalise illegality - to reward the aggressor and punish the victim; to make permanent a regime created from invasion, ethnic cleansing and ethnic engineering; a settlement designed to destroy the religious and cultural identity of the Greek Cypriots making a mockery of human rights and civilised norms.
It is Lobby's considered opinion that the dates for these negotiations were carefully and deliberately chosen to divert attention from your brutal murders and Turkey's second devastating invasion of our country. The overwhelming majority of Greek Cypriots, however, will never forget.
We vow to RESIST such appeasement. Lobby for Cyprus and indeed all the Greek Cypriot refugees will continue the struggle for as long as it takes and until:-
- ALL Turkish troops are removed from the Republic of Cyprus.
- ALL Turkish colonists are repatriated to Turkey
- ALL refugees are allowed to return to, and/or reclaim their stolen properties without pre-conditions, restrictions, or discrimination.
Lobby for Cyprus will never condone or accept the creation of a bi-zonal apartheid state in Cyprus. We shall never accept a settlement that eradicates 4,000 years of Hellenic history, culture and identity.
Tassos and Solomos, your memory lives on, your deaths will not be in vain.
We will return and reclaim what is ours!