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Australian Cypriots remember 1974

July 2021 Australian Cypriots will commemorate the 47th anniversary of the tragic events of 1974 in Cyprus. On 15 July 1974, the military junta of Greece, in collaboration with the Cypriot terrorist EOKA B’ organisation staged a military coup to overthrow the legitimate Cypriot Government of President Makarios. Hundreds of supporters of the legitimate government were murdered in the days that followed. The Coup, gave Turkey the opportunity to invade with a 40,000 strong army, and occupy 1/3 of Cyprus using their air force and 250 tanks on the pretext that they were doing so in order to protect the Turkish Cypriots. The Justice for Cyprus Coordinating Committee SA (SEKA), in association with the Cyprus Community of SA, will mark the 47th Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus with a memorial service at the Thebarton St George Greek Church on Sunday 18 July at 10am. A wreath ceremony will take place at 12.15pm at the Cyprus Community of SA, 6-8 Barrpowell street, Welland. Refreshments and canapés will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to meet and speak with the members of the community and discuss the recent events in Cyprus, in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A religious memorial will also be held by the Greek Orthodox Community of SA at the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Franklin Street, City, for those who died defending democracy in Cyprus on 15 July as well as those who fell during the Turkish invasion.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

Australian Cypriots remember 1974

July 2021 Australian Cypriots will commemorate the 47th anniversary of the tragic events of 1974 in Cyprus. On 15 July 1974, the military junta of Greece, in collaboration with the Cypriot terrorist EOKA B’ organisation staged a military coup to overthrow the legitimate Cypriot Government of President Makarios. Hundreds of supporters of the legitimate government were murdered in the days that followed. The Coup, gave Turkey the opportunity to invade with a 40,000 strong army, and occupy 1/3 of Cyprus using their air force and 250 tanks on the pretext that they were doing so in order to protect the Turkish Cypriots. The Justice for Cyprus Coordinating Committee SA (SEKA), in association with the Cyprus Community of SA, will mark the 47th Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus with a memorial service at the Thebarton St George Greek Church on Sunday 18 July at 10am. A wreath ceremony will take place at 12.15pm at the Cyprus Community of SA, 6-8 Barrpowell street, Welland. Refreshments and canapés will be provided. You will also have the opportunity to meet and speak with the members of the community and discuss the recent events in Cyprus, in an informal and friendly atmosphere. A religious memorial will also be held by the Greek Orthodox Community of SA at the Cathedral of Archangels Michael and Gabriel, Franklin Street, City, for those who died defending democracy in Cyprus on 15 July as well as those who fell during the Turkish invasion.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia