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Identifying the Remains of the Missing After the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

Over 2,000 people in Cyprus were reported missing after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, when troops illegally invaded the island.

The Day Democracy Was Restored in Greece After the Junta

The five days between July 20 and July 24, 1974 were the most turbulent in modern Greek history.

Greek President Sakellaropoulou Commemorates, Deplores Cyprus Invasion

On Friday, the 46th anniversary of the dark days of the second phase of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou issued a statement reiterating her country's ongoing angst regarding of the events of that time. Sakellaropoulou stated...

Remains of Six Greek Soldiers Killed in 1974 Cyprus Invasion Returning Home

The remains of six Greek soldiers who were killed during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 will be returned home on Thursday. The bodies of the soldiers will be repatriated following an official handover ceremony which will take place...

Remains of Two Missing Persons from 1974 Discovered in Nicosia

Α bi-communal excavation team of the Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) exhumed on Thursday the remains of two persons presumed to have gone missing during the 1974 invasion. The bodies were discovered close to the ''Tekke Bahcesi'' area...

Turkey's Erdogan Compares Syrian Offensive With Cyprus Invasion of 1974

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that his country's intervention in Syria is as vital to Turkey as its invasion of Cyprus had been in 1974. Speaking in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday, President Erdogan referred to the Turkish assault...

Difficulties in Identification Process of the Missing Cypriots Arise

The process of identifying remains believed to belong to some 50 missing persons from Cyprus has reached a critical and difficult point, as there are no matching DNA samples from close relatives of which to compare them. Collecting DNA samples from...

Crowds Ransack Turkish Cypriot Newspaper Offices

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was accused of incitement on Monday, after a mob in northern Cyprus ransacked the offices of a newspaper critical of Ankara's current military offensive in Syria. A flag-waving crowd attacked the first-floor offices of Afrika...

Pavlopoulos: Separation of Powers Not a Privilege for Judges But a Guarantee

The separation of the judiciary from the legislature and executive powers is not a privilege accorded to judges but a constitutional guarantee so that they can administer justice impartially and unperturbed, President of the Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos said on...

Tsipras: 'A Day to Honor the Thousands of Citizens That Resisted the Dictatorship'

The 43rd anniversary since democracy was restored in Greece coincides with the final restoration of economic stability and the recovery of the country, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a message on Monday marking the toppling of the seven-year...