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Greece marks anniversary of restoration

of democracy

25 July 2021 Greece is celebrating 47 years of “a democratic trajectory” with the formation of a national unity government on July 24 in 1974 under Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis, after the end of the country’s seven-year military dictatorship, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday to mark the occasion. The country is thus “adding yet another page to the largest chapter of political normality in its history,” he said, noting that the day “is dedicated to the protagonists” of the fight against the dictatorship. This day coincides also with two centuries of the nation’s “life in freedom” and with “40 years of its European experience,” Mitsotakis added, in reference to Greece’s bicentennial of the start of its 1821 War of Independence and the 40 years since its EU accession. The restoration of democracy in Greece came at a heavy price after the betrayal of Cyprus by the Greek junta which brought in the invasion of Turkey on 20 July 1974 taking control of 37% of the island's territory. Cyprus remains under the illegal Turkish occupation 47 years on.
Greek Tribune Adelaide, South Australia
© 2021 Greek Community Tribune All Rights Reserved

Greece marks anniversary of restoration of

democracy

25 July 2021 Greece is celebrating 47 years of “a democratic trajectory” with the formation of a national unity government on July 24 in 1974 under Prime Minister Konstantinos Karamanlis, after the end of the country’s seven-year military dictatorship, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Saturday to mark the occasion. The country is thus “adding yet another page to the largest chapter of political normality in its history,” he said, noting that the day “is dedicated to the protagonists” of the fight against the dictatorship. This day coincides also with two centuries of the nation’s “life in freedom” and with “40 years of its European experience,” Mitsotakis added, in reference to Greece’s bicentennial of the start of its 1821 War of Independence and the 40 years since its EU accession. The restoration of democracy in Greece came at a heavy price after the betrayal of Cyprus by the Greek junta which brought in the invasion of Turkey on 20 July 1974 taking control of 37% of the island's territory. Cyprus remains under the illegal Turkish occupation 47 years on.
Greek Tribune
Adelaide, South Australia