End the Turkish Occupation of Northern Cyprus ! Strengthen Solidarity with the People of Cyprus !

[Tala : Sa inisyatiba ng Partido ng mga Mamamayang Gumagawa ng Cyprus (AKEL), ang sumusunod na Pinagkaisahang Pahayag ng mga Partido Komunista, Partido Manggagawa at iba pang partido progresibo sa buong mundo ay inilabas nitong Hulyo 2014. Ang Partido Komunista ng Pilipinas (PKP-1930) ay isa sa mga sumuporta sa Pinagkaisahang Pahayag na ito.]

Declaration of Solidarity of Communist, Workers’ and progressive
parties for the freedom and reunification of Cyprus, on the
occasion of the 40th anniversary of the coup and
the Turkish invasion and occupation

- Recalling that forty years ago, in July 1974, the Junta of Athens together with the fascist ‘EOKA-B’ gang procceded to execute ​​a coup d’etat against the elected President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III ;

- Recalling that Turkey took advantage of the coup d’etat to realise its expansionist ambitions in Cyprus, illegally invading the island and that until today Turkey is flagrantly violating international law through the continuing occupation of 37% of the territory of the Republic of Cyprus, the violation of human rights and freedoms of the people of Cyprus, and the ongoing attempt to alter the demographic character of the island through the policy of mass colonization ;

- Recalling that the twin crime of the coup d’etat and invasion was drawn up and elaborated by the USA and NATO aiming at the partition and “double enosis” of Cyprus between Greece and Turkey, who were both members of NATO ;

- Noting that after 40 years, Cyprus is still experiencing the tragic consequences of the Turkish invasion and occupation ;

- Reiterating that the Cyprus problem is in essence an international problem of invasion and illegal occupation, in violation of fundamental principles of international law and the Charter of the United Nations ; and

- Noting that Cyprus also has an internal aspect, the restoration of the relations between the two communities of Cyprus --- Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot ;

The Communist, Workers’ and progressive parties who sign the Declaration :

Denounce the intransigent policy of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot leadership, a policy that perpetuates the Cyprus problem and consolidates the partitionist faits accomplis on the ground ;

Declare that the tolerance shown by the international community towards the continuing illegality taking place for 40 years in Cyprus is unacceptable and must end immediately ;

Demand the solution of the Cyprus problem as soon as possible on the basis of international law and the resolutions of the UN Security Council. The solution must restore human rights and freedoms within the framework of a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with political equality, as defined by relevant UN resolutions ;

Demand lasting peace that will in practise allow the reunification, independence and freedom of the people of Cyprus as a whole ;

Call for the immediate verification of the fate of the missing persons of the Cyprus tragedy ; and

Express their full solidarity and support to the just struggle of the Cypriot people.