UN Resolution 193 (1964)


Adopted by the Security Council on 9 August 1964

The Security Council,

Concerned at the serious deterioration of the situation in Cyprus,

Reaffirming its resolutions 186(1964) of 4 March 1964, 187(1964) of 13 March and 192(1964) of 20 June 1964,

Anticipating the submission of the Secretary-General's report on the situation,

1. Reaffirms the appeal just addressed by the President of the Security Council to the Governments of Turkey and Cyprus, worded as follows:

'The Security has authorised me to make an urgent appeal to the Government of Turkey to cease instantly the bombardment of and the use of military force of any kind against Cyprus, and to the Government of Cyprus to order the armed forces under its control to cease firing immediately';

2. Calls for an immediate cease-fire by all concerned;

3. Calls upon all concerned to cooperate fully with the Commander of the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus in the restoration of peace and security;

4. Calls upon all states to refrain from any action that might exacerbate the situation or contribute to the broadening of hostilities.

Adopted at the 1143rd meeting by 9 votes to none, with 2 abstentions X Czechoslovakia, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

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 HEC and Argyros Argyrou. Updated on 3 November 2001.