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Cypriots Remember "Black July"
Cypriot communities in Australia have held events to condemn the military coup
by the Greek junta and EOKA B’ and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in the
summer of 1974.
Members of the Cypriot diaspora, representatives of the Greek communities in
Australia, organizations and friends of Cyprus attended the events.
On Sunday 16 July, the Justice for Cyprus Committee (SEKA) in conjunction with
the Cyprus Community of South Australia held a wreath laying ceremony at the
Community’s Memorial in Welland, attended by representatives of the South
Australian Government, Local Government well as many community leaders.
Speakers at the event were, Minister Tom Koutsantonis MP representing the
Premier Peter Malinauskas, Minister Andrea Michaels MP, Mayor Angela Evans
of Charles Sturt Council, the Cyprus Community President Andreas Evdokiou
and SEKA Chairman Peter Ppiros.
Also in attendance, were, Bishop Silouan of Sinope who conducted the
“trisagion”, Mayor Michael Coxon of the West Torrens Council and many
representatives of local Greek community associations.
On Wednesday 18 July, as part of the commemorative events, a public meeting
was held at the Cyprus Community clubrooms with guest speaker, on current
developments in Cyprus, the Deputy Spokesperson of the Government of
Cyprus Ms Doxa Komodromou, representing the President Nikos
Christodoulides. Also in attendance was the High Commissioner of Cyprus in
Canberra Antonis Siamoutis.
Ms Komodromou and Mr Antonis Siamoutis, held meeting with Government and
Opposition officials including Minister for the Arts Andrea Michaels and the
office of Senator Simon Birmingham.
Adelaide, South Australia