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Australian Cypriots remember 1974
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
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