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Melbourne Marks Turkey’s Invasion of Cyprus

tourkiki eisvoliA march was held in the center of Melbourne, which marked the end of events for the 39th anniversary of the July 15, 1974 coup against Archbishop Makarios, the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and the ongoing occupation of the North part of Cyprus.

The events of memory and protest will continue in other Australian cities in the presence of the Minister for Health of the Republic of Cyprus, Petros Petridis, who is representing the Cypriot government and the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades.

In the framework of the events in Melbourne, the Greek Diaspora gathered outside the Turkish Consulate and protested peacefully against the injustice towards Cyprus.

The gathering took place in the context of protest and memory events organized by the Pan Australian Coordinating Committee for the Cyprus Struggle (PASEKA) for the black anniversary of the barbarous invasion and the ongoing occupation of Cyprus.

The protestors demanded the withdrawal of all Turkish troops from Cyprus, as well as an end to the occupation and the securing of human rights of all residents, based on the code of resolutions of the Security Council and the religious and cultural heritage.

They demanded that Turkey should respect the resolutions of the United Nations and the Security Council and stop political claims and ambitions on the island.

A resolution that was approved by the participants was read and sent to Turkey’s PM, Tayyip Erdogan, to the Presidents of Cyprus and Greece, to Australia’s PM, Kevin Rudd, and the Liberal-National Coalition leader, Tony Abbott, as well as to the permanent members of the Security Council of the UN and to the President of the European Union.

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