Following the initiative taken up by Cyprus Action Network of America CANA on June 30, 2010 to respectfully protest American celebrity Jennifer Lopez’s illegal visit to Turkish-occupied Cyprus, thousands of Greek-Cypriots in the homeland and the diaspora answered the call by bombarding multimedia with the truth and media began to listen.
Beginning with a report by Helena Smith of the GUARDIAN UK on July 5 th, an avalanche of international news reports have been issued citing the illegal Turkish invasion and illegal Turkish-occupation of Cyprus in regards claims of Lopez’s illegal visit to Turkish-Occupied Cyprus. We also have gained the support of Greek-Cypriot advocacy groups in Cyprus and around the world, below follows extensive links documenting all our successful efforts to send out a cry for help worldwide for justice for CYPRUS. Moreover the call for justice was made by two Greek-Cypriot Refugee women, Mrs. Fanoulla Argyrou who wrote the letter “Dr. Ms Jennifer Lopez, 800 Greek-Cypriot women were raped by Turks in 1974…” which has been translated following massive demand in Greek and Spanish and circulated in three languages was quoted by the Guardian and international media syndication, and Refugee mother and President of CYPRUS' MOVEMENT OF REFUGEES & DISPLACED MOTHERS Markella Isaia-Chakka's letter to Jennifer Lopez has made such an impact that it was also translated in French.
The campaign starts to permeate in the French-speaking world, as the Agence France-Presse has syndicated the story, and it has also been reported by the largest French TV network TF1.
1) The following lists links to international news on our campaign from UK, America, CANADA, Europe, Africa, Israel, and Asia:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (USA)
AHN All Headline News
ABC World News:
The Hollywood Reporter:
The Toronto Sun:
The Sydney Morning Herald:
The Malaysian Insider:
Asian News International/DailyIndia.com:
Eyewitness New Africa
Network TF1 France
France 24 France
Rambler media group: Russia
Holland The Netherlands: Bruno.nl
Ynet in Israel, look for mention of Cyprus Action Network of America, written backwards the Hebrew way, in English:
SITES, BLOGS, NEWSPAPERS IN CYPRUS, GREECE AND GREEK CYPRIOT DIASPORA
Numerous news sites and literally hundreds of websites and blogs followed the story of the protest against Lopez’s illegal visit including Digital Spy, OneIndia, Yahoo News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, ContactMusic.com (UK), USA News Week (USA), and award winning journalist Tony Phyrillas’s blogs the Talking Politics with Tony Phyrillas and Reading AHEPA. As well as Greek-American news site the Hollywood Greek Reporter, and major Greek newspapers and news services in Greece and Cyprus such as daily newspaper Simerini and Eleftherotypia in Athens as well Voice of America based out of Washington DC and The National Herald in New York and the London newspapers Eleftheria and Ta Nea.
Ta Nea London
Voice of America:
Hollywood Greek Reporter:
SUPPORT FROM CYPRUS DISPLACED MOTHERS AND REFUGEES:
Mrs. Markella Isaia-Chakka President of CYPRUS' MOVEMENT OF REFUGEES & DISPLACED MOTHERS has sent the following letter to Jennifer Lopez. The original letter is in the PDF link and Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) has permission to distribute through our activists, please distribute widely
The French Translation is made available on the website of Agora Dialogue links follows below:
À L’ATTENTION DE: Madame Jennifer Lynn Lopez
GRASS-ROOTS POWER: THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS AND FRIENDS
Despite the millions spent on high profile public relations specialists and media agents to bring the American star Jennifer Lopez by Turkey in order to falsely “legitimize” the crimes against our people and the theft of our homeland, it was our grass-roots, our ordinary people who turned it on them and instead the entire world was reminded of the truth. The truth that Turkey is guilty of crimes against humanity that include the illegal-invasion and ongoing illegal-occupation of our people, our heritage, our culture. This is a power that comes from the beating heart of our ordinary people. We cannot, of course, ignore the world around us, nor fail to think clearly about how best to tackle the challenges ahead. We owe that to ourselves and to future generations. The bottom line is this: Stay active, speak out, stand strong.
Many thanks to our friends and supporters on the tough road to the final victory—worldwide recognition of the Turkish crimes perpetrated against the Greek-Cypriot people and full restoration and full restitution. In other words: Justice.
SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING GROUPS, ASSOCIATIONS AND SITES:
THE MOVEMENT FOR FREEDOM AND JUSTICE IN CYPRUS, CYPRUS' MOVEMENT OF REFUGEES & DISPLACED MOTHERS ,ADOULITI KIRENIA, EFYLAKAS,TO KYPRIAKO PONTIKI newspaper in Cyprus www.pontiki.com.cy, American Hellenic Council AHC, HELLENIC ELECTRONIC CENTER (HEC), AMERICAN HELLENIC EDUCATIONAL PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION AHEPA, METOPO CYPRIOT STUDENTS MOVEMENT UK, THE NATIONAL HERALD ETHNIKOS KIRIX, NEOS KOSMOS newspaper AUSTRALIA, daily newspaper Simerini in Cyprus, award winning Greek-American journalist Tony Phyrillas, Hollywood Greek Reporter news site , www.agora-dialogue.com , http://hellenicvanguard.blogspot.com/, www.parisstylianides.com and many websites and blogs in Greece and Cyprus and around the world, the Cyprus IndyMedia Collective,http://CyprusIndyMedia.org
along with all the other groups above that are endorsing this campaign. IndyMedia is an independent, grassroots global organization with branches all over the world; the Cyprus local is 100% in support of this campaign.
And Most especially the Facebook group with 17,0000 members and climbing “AGAINST JENNIFER LOPEZ PERFORMING IN OCCUPIED CYPRUS”
Contact: Nikolaos Taneris, New York, Tel. (917) 699-9935