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Athens News Agency: News in English, 08-11-16

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greece denounces T/C UDI
  • [02] Super League soccer results

  • [01] Greece denounces T/C UDI

    The Greek foreign ministry described as "illegal and provocative" the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) by the Turkish Cypriots, in November 1983, noting that "it violates the fundamental rules and principles of international law".

    According to a ministry statement, "the Cyprus question remains an international issue of illegal foreign occupation of the territory of an independent state-member of the international community and the European Union".

    "The 15th of November is a black anniversary, not only for Cyprus and Greece, but for all those who believe in and respect international legitimacy", it pointed out.

    It also emphasised that "this unacceptable situation must come to an end", adding that "that is the aim of the ongoing negotiations taking place in this period".

    "Greece supports with all its strength the strenuous efforts by President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias to restore law and order and to reunite Cyprus so that Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots can enjoy security and prosperity stemming from Cyprus' participation in the European Union," the statement concluded.

    Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot Leader Mehmet Ali Talat have been engaged in direct talks, which began in early September, with the objective of finding a mutually agreed solution to the Cyprus problem to reunite the island, divided since 1974, when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third.

    The UN has described as "legally invalid" the Turkish Cypriots' UDI and has called on all states not to recognise or facilitate it. Turkey is the only state that recognises the self-styled regime in occupied Cyprus.

    Caption: ANA-MPA file photo of Greek foreign ministry spokesman George Koumoutsakos.

    [02] Super League soccer results

    Olympiakos Piraeus retained its lead in the Super League after beating ambitious PAOK Thessaloniki 2-0 at Karaiskaki Stadium over the weekend. Panathinaikos Athens 1-1 drew away with Larissa and AEK Athens was held to a goalless draw at home by Super League newcomer Panseraikos, both losing ground in the championship title race. PAOK and Xanthi are together in second place, four points behind Olympiakos.

    In other action:

    Aris Thessaloniki-Asteras Tripoli 1-1

    Ergotelis Crete-Thrasyvoulos Athens 1-2

    Levadiakos Livadia-OFI Crete 2-1

    Panthrakikos Komotini-Xanthi 0-0

    Panionios Athens-Iraklis Thessaloniki 0-2

    Standings after 10 weeks of play:

    1. Olympiakos 23 points

    2. PAOK 19

    3. Xanthi 19

    4. Panathinaikos 16

    5. AEK 15

    6. Ergotelis 15

    7. Aris 14

    8. Larissa 13

    9. Levadiakos 12

    10. Panthrakikos 12

    11. Iraklis 11

    12. Panionios 11

    13. Asteras 9

    14. Panseraikos 9

    15. Thrasyvoulos 7

    16. OFI 7


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