Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 00-07-28
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Friday, 28 July 2000
-  New York City Council condemns Turkish invasion and occupation
 New York City Council condemns Turkish invasion and occupation
The Speaker of the Council of the City of New York Mr. Peter Vallone
organized an event yesterday, condemning the Turkish invasion and
In a proclamation handed to the Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the
UN Mr. Sotos Zackheos, who was present, the Council strongly condemns the
Turkish invasion of July 20, 1974 and notes that over $200 million worth of
American military equipment is deployed by the Turkish government in its
illegal occupation of Cyprus.
"The expenses of maintaining Turkish troops in Cyprus equals half of
America 's more than $500 million of annual foreign aid to Turkey," it
The Turkish Cypriot leadership, with the encouragemnt and backing of the
government of Turkey, has refused to respond in a positive manner to the
United Nations Secretary General, frustrating all efforts for a negotiated
solution, the proclamation says, adding that "the United States has
strongly opposed Turkey's continuing occupation of Cyprus which is in
contravention of numerous United Nations resolutions."
"Now, therefore be it known: that the Council of the City of New York
condemns the Turkish invasion and occupation of part of Cyprus twenty-six
years ago," it concludes.
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