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July 15, 1974: The Cyprus Coup that Gave the Pretext for Turkey to Invade

On July 15,1974, a military coup took place in Cyprus instigated by the junta in Athens, giving Turkey the pretext to invade five days later. The plotters overthrew the President of the Republic of Cyprus Archbishop Makarios and installed a...

Why Greece Will Never Consider Demilitarizing the Aegean Islands

Greece initially welcomed Turkey's recent decision to limit its provocative acts and resume  exploratory talks after the intervention of the European Union and the United States. It was a great relief after months of violations of Greece's territorial waters...

Cyprus Invasion of 1974 to be Commemorated in Online Event

  The public is invited to an online event, sponsored by PSEKA, the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus, to be held on Monday, July 20, commemorating the 46th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of the island nation. The conference, which...

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...

July 24, 1974: When Democracy Was Restored to Greece

The five days between July 20 and July 24, 1974 were the most turbulent, and the most decisive, in modern Greek history. The Turkish invasion to Cyprus, the collapse of the seven-year-long military junta, and the birth of the...

Liturgy Celebrated in Turkish-Occupied Famagusta

Both Greek and Turkish Cypriots attended an Orthodox Liturgy in the occupied region of Famagusta on Sunday morning. It was the first time Greek Cypriots were able to attend a Liturgy in the church of Saint George Exorinos (Agios Georgios...

First Four Volumes of 'Cyprus File' Presented to Tsipras, Pavlopoulos

The first four volumes of the 'Cyprus File' were delivered by the Greek Parliament to President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday. The file was handed over to the two officials by Parliament speaker Nikos Voutsis. The documents...