Turkish invasion

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...

Cyprus' Unforgettable Tragedy of July 20, 1974 (video)

As Cypriots say, even 45 years later, July 20, 1974 was the day time stopped for Cyprus; a day of infamy when the course of the nation's history changed. For Cypriots, the ongoing crime of the Turkish occupation of their...

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...

President Anastasiades Asks Turkish Cypriots to Respect the Rights of All Cypriots

In a statement made after the military parade that took place in the Cypriot capital of Nicosia to celebrate Cyprus' Independence Day, President Anastasiades said that while it is a day to be proud of, at the same time it should...

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...

July 20, 1974: The Day Time Stopped for Cyprus (video)

As Cypriots say even 44 years later, July 20, 1974 was the day time stopped for Cyprus; a day when the course of history changed and the ongoing crime of the Turkish occupation is as fresh at each anniversary...