Pope Benedict XVI

November 10, 2006: On his visit to the Vatican, the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Tassos Papadopoulos presented His Holiness the Pope with a book of photographs showing churches in the Turkish-occupied northern sector that had been destroyed or converted into hotels and bars by the occupation regime. On seeing the photos the Pope was heard to say 'So much destruction, it is incredible.' (Deutsche Presse-Agentur, Ansa news agency.)


Rauf Denktash

26 October 2001: "It is clear there could be a solution in a week if we accepted that we're just a minority." (Rauf Denktash speaking after meeting US Special Envoy Thomas Weston)

Serdar Denktash

24 December 2004: “If Turkey is prepared to sacrifice us, the Turkish Cypriots may resist just like the PLO." (Serdar Denktash so-called foreign minister of Ankara's occupation regime as reported by the Hurriyet newspaper)


The British Government

16 August 1974: " It is important that we should avoid any suggestion that in favouring the geographical separation of the two communities as the most viable solution of the Cyprus problem, we are working for the partition of the island. Partition has a bad name internationally. It would also be contrary to our obligations, both under the 1960 Settlement and as a fellow-member with Cyprus of the Commonwealth and the United Nations. I recommend that we should use the term "bioregional federation". We should reserve the term 'cantonal federation' for Mr. Gunes's proposal involving more than one area for each community..." (Mr. A. C. Goodison, British Foreign Office official on concealing Britains true policy for the partition of Cyprus)





A grieving mother holding photos of her missing son.
1600+ men, women and children still missing

Greek Cypriots taken prisoner and transported to Turkey.
up to 70,000 held hostage in concentration camps

A Greek Cypriot napalmed by the Turkish air-force.
5000+ massacred

Greek Cypriots subjected to humiliating and degrading treatment.
thousands raped and tortured
200,000 ethnically cleansed

Christian gave stones smashed by the Turks.
500+ churches desecrated or destroyed

The murder of Tasos Isaac.
murders of refugees continue to this day

The murder of Solomos Solomou.

2001/2006 HEC and Argyros Argyrou. Updated on 12 November 2006.