Eptakomi Association UK & Lobby for Cyprus invite you to ‘Uprooted: The disappearing community of Eptakomi’.
Wednesday 18 July 2018 7.30pm
Theatro Technis, 26 Crowndale Road, London NW1 1TT
More than 44 years since they were forcibly uprooted from their homes and lands in Turkish-occupied Cyprus, members of the forcibly displaced community of Eptakomi (Eptakomides) share their harrowing experiences of shattered lives: as persons who were ‘enclaved citizens’ of the Republic of Cyprus after the second Turkish invasion of 1974; as the victims of discrimination, bullying, coercion, intimidation and other forms of persecution; as victims of inhumanity who were forced to flee from their own homes for their own safety; as forcibly displaced persons who were dispersed around the world from 1974 onwards; and as bystanders who have seen their community subjected to an arbitrary and illegal programme of de-Hellenisation and de-Christianisation.
This is a story that highlights the persecution of Greek and Christian citizens of the Republic of Cyprus in the months after the ‘cease fire’ proclaimed on 16 August 1974. This is a story that everybody who cares about humanity should know about.
The story of the Eptakomides is an example of what happened throughout the entire occupied area of Cyprus, in towns and countless villages, when more than 170,000 people were forced out of their homes and lands because they were Greek or Christian or both.
CHAIR: Nick Yiannoullou, Chairman of Eptakomi Association UK.