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Cyprus News Agency: News in English, 05-07-21

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


CONTENTS

  • [01] House of Commons welcomes visit of Cyprus President to London
  • [02] AHI President: US State Department to apologise to Greek Cypriots
  • [03] Overseas committed to continue struggle for justice in Cyprus
  • [04] Anti-occupation demonstration outside Turkish Embassy in London
  • [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange
  • [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus
  • [07] Women's Organization call for Cyprus settlement
  • [08] Greek Cypriot politicians criticize T/C leaderís statements
  • [09] FM Iacovou to inform Rice on Cyprus positions
  • [10] CMP receives progress report on emergency exhumations
  • [11] Cyprus - Serbia and Montenegro sign two agreements

  • [01] House of Commons welcomes visit of Cyprus President to London

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    House of Commons welcomes visit of Cyprus President to London

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) -- In an early day motion tabled by six MPs, the House of Commons welcomes the visit of Cyprus President Tassos Papadopoulos to London on 26 July for a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

    The House also calls upon the British Government, as a guarantor power, to take the lead in working for a solution based on the reunification of Cyprus as a bizonal, bicommunal federal republic.

    [02] AHI President: US State Department to apologise to Greek Cypriots

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    AHI President: US State Department to apologise to Greek Cypriots

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) -- President of the American Hellenic Institute (AHI) Gene Rossides has urged the US State Department to apologise to Greek Cypriots for its unlawful and other conduct in 1974, that led to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

    In a letter sent to US Sectretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Rossides stresses ''on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of Turkey's illegal invasion of Cyprus on July 20, 1974, with the illegal use of American arms and equipment, the State Department should apologize to the Greek Cypriots for its unlawful and other conduct at that time which led to the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey''.

    AHI President also calls upon the US State Department to ''apologize for its encouragement of the illegal coup on July 15, 1974, against President Makarios of Cyprus ordered by the Greek dictator Brigadier General Dimitrios Ioannides and the invasion of Cyprus by Turkey on July 20, 1974''.

    [03] Overseas committed to continue struggle for justice in Cyprus

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    Overseas committed to continue struggle for justice in Cyprus

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) -- Overseas Cypriots underline their commitment to continue together with the government of Cyprus the struggle for justice and freedom in Cyprus, in a message on the occassion of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, 31 years ago.

    President of the Coordinating Committee - Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) Philip Christopher notes in his message that the Cyprus problem can be solved only when the people of Cyprus is really reunited and adds that the Cyprus people for 31 years now is has ''waged a war against ethnic cleansing, against unspeakable human rights violations, against the affluent Turkish lobby, against propaganda, lies and misconceptions''.

    [04] Anti-occupation demonstration outside Turkish Embassy in London

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    Anti-occupation demonstration outside Turkish Embassy in London

    by Kyriakos Tsioupras

    London, Jul 21 (CNA) -- Greek Cypriots living in Britain demonstrated Wednesday outside the Turkish Embassy in London against Cyprus' Turkish occupation, on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.

    Holding banners and chanting slogans as ''Free, United Cyprus'' and ''Turkish troops out of Cyprus'', hundreds of people attended the demonstration, organised by the Cyprus Federation of United Kingdom.

    [05] Cyprus Stock Exchange

    
    
    
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    Cyprus Stock Exchange Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) -- The Cyprus Stock Exchange (CSE) All Share Index closed at today's stock exchange meeting as follows: INDICES BASE VALUES: FTSEMed=5000, OTHERS=1000 TRADED VALUE 526.451,91 GSE GENERAL INDEX 85,33 0,35 512.946,30 FTSE/CySE 20 410,66 0,55 482.878,87 MAIN MARKET INDEX 1.230,72 0,54 485.023,95 PARALLEL MARKET INDEX 1.005,24 0,90 4.960,70 INVESTMENT COMPANIES MARKET INDEX 965,64 -0,16 7.713,19 MAIN AND PARALLEL MARKETS INDEX 1.222,16 0,55 489.984,65 BANKS INDEX 1.264,09 0,61 434.015,13 HOTELS INDEX 1.015,34 0,00 1.140,00 ALTERNATIVE MARKET INDEX 937,48 0,82 22.146,22 FTSE Med (20/07/2005) 8.003,17 -0,06 * The second column presents the percentage variation of the indices as compared to the last meeting.

    [06] Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus

    
    
    
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    Weather and Temperatures for Cyprus Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) - Today's weather and temperatures for Cyprus, according to the Meteorological Service at Larnaca International Airport are: Temperatures (degrees Celcius) --------------------------------------------------------------- Station Maximum Minimum Weather (At 1200 UTC) --------------------------------------------------------------- Nicosia 41 26 FINE Larnaca 33 23 FINE Limassol 35 21 FINE Paphos 30 22 FINE ---------------------------------------------------------------

    [07] Women's Organization call for Cyprus settlement

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    Women's Organization call for Cyprus settlement

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) -- Ruling Democratic Party Women's Organization (GODIK) has called on the permanent members of the United Nation Security Council and the European Union to act decisively towards a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.

    In a petition approved on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the Turkish invasion of the island, which resulted with the occupation of Cyprus' northern third, GODIK reiterated that the Greek Cypriot side remain ''committed to a just and viable solution of the Cyprus problem and for the reunification of the island in a wisely structured federation based on ecumenical principles of democracy, the rule of law and the respect of the human rights according to the EU acquis communautaire''.

    The petition, handed by GODIK President and DIKO MP Antigoni Papadopoulou to the embassies of the permanent members of the Security Council and the European Commission representation to Cyprus, also pointed out that such a solution should secure, inter alia, the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops, the restoration of the human rights of all legitimate inhabitants of the island and the ascertainment of the fate of the missing persons.

    [08] Greek Cypriot politicians criticize T/C leaderís statements

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    Greek Cypriot politicians criticize T/C leaders statements

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) Greek Cypriot politicians have described statements made by Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat as regards the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 as provocative, noting they promote chauvinistic tendencies on the island.

    Commenting on Talat's statement that the Turkish invasion in Cyprus was a peace operation and that a Cyprus solution can be only be reached if there is a change in power at the Greek Cypriot side, House President Demetris Christofias expressed sorrow and disappointment.

    [09] FM Iacovou to inform Rice on Cyprus positions

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    FM Iacovou to inform Rice on Cyprus positions

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) - Cyprus Foreign Minister George Iacovou said here today that he would make full use of next Monday's meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to outline the Greek Cypriot side's positions on the Cyprus problem.

    ''I will devote all 40 minutes at my disposal to present our positions mainly on the Cyprus problem, rather than to complaint for things which have happened in the past'', Iacovou said replying to questions regarding his meeting with Rice in Washington on July 25.

    [10] CMP receives progress report on emergency exhumations

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    CMP receives progress report on emergency exhumations

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) - The Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus (CMP) held its 406th formal meeting today and received from the Inforce Forensic Archaeologist his second progress report on the emergency exhumations conducted so far.

    [11] Cyprus - Serbia and Montenegro sign two agreements

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    Cyprus - Serbia and Montenegro sign two agreements

    Nicosia, Jul 21 (CNA) Foreign Minister of Serbia and Montenegro, Vuk Draskovic has expressed his country's support to the Cypriot cause for reunification, after talks in Nicosia with his Cypriot counterpart George Iacovou.

    The two FMs signed here today two agreements, one on the abolition of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic and service passports and another on the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments.


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