ATHENS – "Time goes by but nobody forgets. 47 years from the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and our message for a fair solution with the island united and without occupation troops remains strong, real and totally active" stated Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in a post on Facebook on Tuesday on the sad anniversary.
"Today we remember and fight by honouring the heroes that defended the integrity and independence of Cyprus" he said among others.
"It is time for Turkey to abandon the deadlock of threats against Cyprus and the Turkish-Cypriots. Αfter all, they are threats against the international legality and stability in the region, against the EU and the values of the 21st century and that's why they will not be tolerated", Mitsotakis said.
Tsipras on Erdogan's statements: Two-state solution does not exist
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's aggressive announcements on Famagusta "torpedo the peace and the efforts for a fair solution of the Cyprus issue which is now more necessary than ever" said main opposition SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance leader Alexis Tsipras in a post on twitter on Tuesday.
He also added that "We do not forget that the problem for the last 47 years is the illegal Turkish invasion and occupation. Two state solution does not exist".