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Cyprus News Agency: News in English (AM), 98-08-02

Cyprus News Agency: News in English Directory - Previous Article - Next Article

From: The Cyprus News Agency at <http://www.cyna.org.cy>


CONTENTS

  • [01] Kyprianou - ECHR decision
  • [02] Makarios - Memorials

  • 1345:CYPPRESS:01

    [01] Kyprianou - ECHR decision

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) -- President of the House of Representatives, Spyros Kyprianou sent a congratulatory telegrams to Attorney General Alecos Markides, Titina Loizidou and lawyer Achilleas Demetriades for their success in the case against Turkey in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).

    In his telegram to Markides, Kyprianou describes the decision of the ECHR as a "historic landmark which opens new prospectives in the struggle of the people of Cyprus for survival".

    Kyprianou also praised Loizidou's determination and strength in pursuing her rights, pointing out that the decision is a proof to "those in and out of Cyprus who attempt to distort reality".

    The House President also congratulated Demetriades for his contribution to a case of great political importance.

    The ECHR ordered Turkey to pay 300.000 CYP pounds (one CYP pound is about 2 US dollars) damages to Loizidou for the continued violation of her right to peaceful enjoyment of her property.

    Turkish troops have been occupying 37 per cent of Cyprus' territory since their 1974 invasion, in violation on repeated UN resolutions calling for their withdrawal.

    CNA MCH/KN/1998
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    1420:CYPPRESS:02

    [02] Makarios - Memorials

    Nicosia, Aug 2 (CNA) -- The people of Cyprus, the political and Church leadership of the island commemorated today the 21st anniversary since the death of the first President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios.

    President Glafcos Clerides, cabinet members and political party leaders and representatives attended the memorial service held at Kykkos Monastery officiated by Primate of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus, Archbishop Chrysostomos.

    Speaking at the memorial, Interior Minister, Dinos Michaelides, praised Makarios' contribution to Cyprus struggle for survival and stressed that:

    "Makarios wanted us to be fighters but rational and responsible as well, " adding that "it is our historic duty to Makarios to fight for bringing justice to Cyprus."

    Makarios a shepherd boy from the village of Panayia in the south- western district of Paphos was elected Archbishop in 1950 and as first President of the Cyprus Republic in 1960.

    On July 15, 1974 the Greek Junta assisted by members of terrorist EOKA B' organisation stationed a coup against him. Makarios fled to return in December to an island divided as a result of the Turkish invasion which followed on July 20.

    He died on August 3, 1977.

    CNA MCH/KN/1998
    ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY
    CNA ENDS
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