Wednesday, July 23, 2014

For the freedom and reunification of Cyprus

Declaration of Solidarity of Communist, Workers and progressive parties for the freedom and reunification of Cyprus, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the coup and the Turkish invasion and occupation

- Recalling that forty years ago, in July 1974, the Junta of Athens together with the fascist EOKA B’ procceded to execute ​​a coup d’etat against the elected President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III,

- Recalling that Turkey took advantage of the coup d’etat to realise its expansionist ambitions in Cyprus, illegally invading the island and that until today Turkey is flagrantly violating International Law through the continuing occupation of 37% of the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, the violation of human rights and freedoms of the people of Cyprus, the ongoing attempt to alter the demographic character of the island through the policy of mass colonization,

- Recalling that the twin crime of the coup d’etat and invasion was drawn up and elaborated by the U.S. and NATO aiming at the partition and “double enosis” of Cyprus between Greece and Turkey, who were both members of NATO,

- Noting that after 40 years Cyprus is still experiencing the tragic consequences of the Turkish invasion and occupation,

- Reiterating that the Cyprus problem is in essence an international problem of invasion and illegal occupation, in violation of fundamental principles of International Law and the Charter of the United Nations,

- Noting that Cyprus also has an internal aspect, the restoration of the relations between the two communities of Cyprus, Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot,

The Communist, Workers and progressive parties who sign the Declaration,

  1. Denounce the intransigent policy of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership, a policy that perpetuates the Cyprus problem and consolidates the partitionist faits accomplis on the ground,
  2. Declare that the tolerance shown by the international community towards the continuing illegality taking place for 40 years in Cyprus is unacceptable and must end immediately,
  3. Demand the solution of the Cyprus problem as soon as possible on the basis of International Law and the resolutions of the UN Security Council. The solution must restore human rights and freedoms within the framework of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as defined by the relevant UN resolutions,
  4. Demand lasting peace that will in practise allow the reunification, independence and freedom of the people of Cyprus as a whole,
  5. Call for the immediate verification of the fate of the missing persons of the Cyprus tragedy,
  6. Express their full solidarity and support to the just struggle of the Cypriot people.

SolidNet Parties

1.    Communist Party of Bangladesh
2.    Communist Party Wallonia-Brussels, Belgium
3.    Communist Party of Britain
4.    New Communist Party of Britain
5.    Progressive Party of the Working People – AKEL
6.    Communist Party in Denmark
7.    Unified Communist Party of Georgia (UCPG)
8.    German Communist Party (DKP)
9.    Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
10.    Communist Party of Finland
11.    French Communist Party (PCF)
12.    Hungarian Workers' Party
13.    Communist Party of India (CPI)
14.    Tudeh Party of Iran
15.    Iraqi Communist Party
16.    Workers Party of Ireland
17.    Party of the Italian Communists
18.    Party of the Communist Refoundation
19.    Lebanese Communist Party
20.    Communist Party of Luxembourg (KPL)
21.    Communist Party of Mexico
22.    Philippine Communist Party
23.    Portuguese Communist Party (PCP)
24.    Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF)
25.    South African Communist Party (SACP)
26.    Syrian Communist Party
27.    Communist Party of USA
28.    Communist Party of Venezuela

Other Parties

1.    The Left (Die Linke)

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