On the tragic 43rd anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, Sir Roger Gale MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Cyprus, made the following statement:
“I’ve campaigned for a free, united Cyprus for 34 years, ever since a Cypriot constituent of mine approached me with a photograph of the house he was forced to leave after the invasion in 1974. It is a memory that is particularly vivid on this tragic anniversary every year. Whilst it is disappointing that the current round of negotiations have not yielded a much desired solution, there are no more excuses for not having a reunified Cyprus in line with relevant UN resolutions and High Level Agreements. It’s time for a solution that will finally re-unite Cyprus and all its people, free from guarantees and foreign troops.
On behalf of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Cyprus, I want to express our support for the people of Cyprus and our continued commitment to vocally advocating the cause of a reunited Cyprus within Parliament and to the UK Government.”