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The American diaspora is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Featured The American diaspora is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

The 50th anniversary of the Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus will be commemorated by the diaspora with a rally at the UN, a memorial service and other commemorative events.

On the eve of the black anniversary, specifically on Friday, July 19, the rally will take place, while the commemorative events will take place on Saturday, July 20 at 9.15 am. at the historic St. Nicholas Church in New York's World Trade Center, also known as Ground Zero.

The two days of events are organized by the World Coordinating Committee of the Cyprus Struggle (PSEKA) and the Federation of Cypriot Organizations of America, in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus in New York, AHEPA, the Cypriot American Chamber of Commerce and the Cyprus Children's Fund.

The president of PSEKA and the Pan-Cypriot Association of America, Philip Christopher and the presidents of the aforementioned organizations, invite the leaders of diaspora organizations, on the evening of Monday, July 8, at the "Dionysos" restaurant in Astoria, in order to give a pan-hellenic character to the aforementioned events and jointly launch a campaign to inform and raise awareness among the diaspora.

The diaspora on Friday, July 19, 2024, will come back for the first time in six years in the same place to shout "I don't forget - I fight" and ask the White House and the international community to avoid the policy of two measures and two stations and to request here and now the immediate withdrawal of the occupying Turkish troops from Cyprus.

The last rally was organized on March 18, 2018 and was led by the Church and the former Archbishop of America, Mr. Dimitrios.