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Commemorating 50 Years Since the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

50 Years

Commemorating 50 Years Since the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, a tragic milestone highlighting the prolonged occupation of more than one-third of the island. In recognition of this solemn occasion, the Greek Orthodox Community of Melbourne & Victoria, in collaboration with ΣEKA Victoria, the Cyprus Community of Melbourne & Victoria, and members of the 50th Year Action Group, presents a series of lectures addressing various aspects of the "Cyprus Issue."

The lectures will be held at the Mezzanine Level of the Greek Centre (168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne) starting at 7:00 pm. Each session features two speakers, each allocated 25 minutes, followed by a question-and-answer session.

Lecture Programme:

July 11, 2024 (Online)
Dr. William Mallinson,
Professor of Political Ideas & Institutions at Guglielmo Marconi University, Rome, and former British Diplomat
"Cyprus and Kissinger: Killing the Myth"
This lecture will be presented online. Details for accessing the lecture on YouTube or Facebook here: YouTube, Facebook

July 18, 2024
Pavlos Andronikos,
President of ΣEKA Victoria; former Head of Greek at Monash University
"The Nature of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus in 1974"

The Hon. Theo Theophanous, President of the Cyprus Community of Melbourne & Victoria; former Minister in the Parliament of Victoria
"Cyprus: The Solution Rests with Turkey, Not Greek and Turkish Cypriots"

July 25, 2024
Konstantinos Kalymnios

"Pseudo State or De Facto State? The Legal Status of the Occupied Part of Cyprus"

Γιάννης Μηλίδης, φιλόλογος
"Επειδή υπάρχουν βιβλία, υπάρχει ομορφιά σ' αυτόν τον κόσμο: Η λογοτεχνία της Κύπρου και το τραύμα της εισβολής" (In Greek only)

Attendees are encouraged to participate and contribute to these insightful discussions.

Also, the Greek and Cypriot Communities, along with SEKA Victoria, are organizing a mass demonstration at Federation Square on Sunday, July 21st at 2 pm, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus. (See the leaflet below)

Cyprus 24