45 years since the black anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

Source: Romfea.news

July 22, 2019


At 5:30 in the morning, the time of the invasion, sounded the sirens.

With memorials, appeals and other events, the people and the State in the free areas remember and pay tribute to the freedom fighters while at the same time festivals for the invasion are organized in the occupied areas.

At eight o’clock in the morning, in the Tomb of Makedonitissa, in the presence of President Anastasiades, there was a memorial ceremony and a wreath was deposited for the fallen officers and soldiers during the Turkish invasion. The Church of Cyprus was represented by the Primate of the Holy Monastery of Apostle Barnabas Archimandrite Ioannis Ioannou. On behalf of the Greek Government, the Minister of National Defense, Mr. Nikos Panagiotopoulos, attended and wrought a wreath.

At ten o’clock in the morning, at the Church of Panagia Faneromeni in semi-occupied Nicosia, in the presence of the President of the Parliament, Ministers, military and civilian Authorities, the Head of the Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus, there was held the Memorial Service and a prayer was prayed for the liberation of Cyprus, the return of refugees to ancestral hearths and finding missing persons.

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