Friday, December 24, 2010
Sign the petition: War crimes committed by Turkey against the people of Cyprus in 1974 and ever since
To: The National Parliaments of countries Members of the United Nations, and the U.S. Congress.
We the undersigned, hereby Petition THE NATIONAL PARLIAMENTS OF ALL COUNTRIES MEMBERS OF THE UNITED NATIONS to condemn Turkey for the crimes of war it committed in Cyprus following a military invasion and occupation in 1974. The serial war crimes Turkey is accountable for, are:
- Ethnic cleansing of all Greek Cypriots from the occupied areas of Cyprus. 200000 people in 1974 were brutally expelled from their homes and property.
- Torture, rape, murder, ill treatment, humiliation, disappearance, of innocent civilians and prisoners of war, premeditated and on a vast scale.
- Influx of Turkish settlers, following the Ethnic cleansing of all the Greeks, who were settled on the properties of the Greek Cypriots.
In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus, an independent, sovereign country, Member of the United Nations, on false pretenses and occupied 37% of its territory.
6500 people were killed during the invasion.
1600 people went missing.
200000 people, 33% of the population, were ethnically cleansed from the occupied areas. The dimension of the criminal human tragedy for Cyprus, a country with a population of half a million in 1974 can be seen from the following comparison with the population of other countries:
- Equivalent to 48 million Russians
- Equivalent to 100 million Americans
- Equivalent to 27 million Germans
- Equivalent to 20 million Britons
- Equivalent to 21 million French people
The Turkish war crimes against Turkey were verified, judged, and Turkey condemned by the European courts in the Cyprus Vs Turkey court actions 1, 2, 3, and 4.
- Geneva convention for prisoners of war.
- United Nations Charter
- European Aquis
- European Conventions on Human Rights.
- Universal Declaration for Human Rights.
THE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTFULLY REQUEST:
- The condemnation of Turkey as war criminal
- Turkey to be called to remove unconditionally all troops and the Turkish settlers from the occupied areas of Cyprus.
We appeal for the solidarity of the citizens of the World in order to restore faith in justice and the respect of Law and Order, being the cornerstone of World order and the guarantee for peace and stability around the World.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION: http://www.petitiononline.com/wcrime74/
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Theresa Villiers MP
Tel: 020 8449 7345
Fax: 0208 449 7346
Date: 11th November 2010
VILLIERS CONDEMNS CALL FOR PARTITION OF CYPRUS
MP for Chipping Barnet, Theresa Villiers, has condemned comments made by senior Labour MP and former Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, in The Times this week. Mr Straw called on the UK Government to consider a formal partition of Cyprus into two separate states. He also criticised former President of Cyprus, the late Tassos Papadopoulos for campaigning for a ‘no’ vote in the referendum on the Annan V proposals.
Theresa said, “Jack Straw’s comments go against a political consensus that has lasted for decades – namely that the island is Cyprus is one country in international law and that its people should be reunited. The Conservatives have made it very clear that we strongly oppose partition. We have always supported the efforts being made by Cypriots to find a just, lasting and peaceful settlement that sees Cyprus reunited with its people living together again in one country with a single international personality and single citizenship.”
“Mr Straw’s article fails to recognise the pain caused by the invasion and the continuing impact it has on thousands of Cypriots who lost homes and loved ones. His comments about the stance of the late Tassos Popadopoulos during the referendum show a fundamental misunderstanding on the key to the success of any settlement in Cyprus – that Cypriots should be free to make their own decisions on their future after a full and frank debate in a referendum.”
“Jack Straw is a very senior member of the Labour Party and held office for many years in the Governments of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. His latest statement shows that Labour cannot be trusted on Cyprus”, concludes Mrs Villiers.
ENDS. For further information please contact Claire Dowson on 0208 449 7345 or email firstname.lastname@example.org