If you give way, you will instantly have to meet some greater demand, as having been frightened into obedience in the first instance; while a firm refusal will make them clearly understand that they must treat you more as equals. Make your decision therefore at once, either to submit before you are harmed, or if we are to go to war, as I for one think we ought, to do so without caring whether the ostensible cause be great or small, resolved against making concessions or consenting to a precarious tenure of our possessions. For all claims from an equal, urged upon a neighbour as commands before any attempt at legal settlement, be they great or be they small, have only one meaning, and that is slavery.
[Speach of Pericles - Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War, Chapter V]

An open letter to the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan

To Greek-Americans and Philhellenes

Statement by the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece


People and Organisations against Annan's "Genocide Plan"

The Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus
The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece
Democratic Social Movement (DHKKI)
The Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
The Hellenic Front

Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens
Bishop Chrysostomos of Paphos
Bishop Pavlos of Kyrenia
Bishop Athanasios of Limassol
Bishop Neophytos of Morphou
Bishop Basileios of Trimythounta
Bishop Georgios of Arsinoe
Bishop Nikiforos of Kykkos

Yiannakis Papaioannou Mayor of occupied Karavas
Constantinos Rologas Mayor of occupied Kyrenia
The Mayor of occupied Lapithos
Andreas Pouyiouros former Mayor of occupied Famagusta and ambassador to the UN
Charalambos Pittas Mayor of occupied Morphou

Marios Matsakis MP Cyprus Parliament (DIKO)
Nicos Koutsou MP Cyprus Parliament leader New Horizons
Kyr. Perdikis (Cyprus Green Party)

Theodoros Pangalos MP Greek Parliament (PASOK)
Gerasimos Arsenis MP Greek Parliament (PASOK)
G. Kapsis MP Greek Parliament (PASOK)
Dimitris Tsovolas MP Greek Parliament leader DHKKI
Aleka Papariga MP Greek Parliament leader KKE

Roberto Lopes; São Paulo, Brazil
Aristide D. Caratzas



Thessaloniki, November 21, 2002

 The majority of Cypriots and Greeks, 71% and 53.8% respectively, stated clearly "no" to the Annan plan on the resolving of the Cyprus issue, while only 27% of Cypriots and 45.3% of Greeks say "yes", according to a poll carried out in Cyprus and Greece by ALCO and Symmetron MRCI Ltd, for the "Eleftheros Typos" newspaper.

 74% of Cypriots believe that the Annan proposal is not viable, while 55.4% of Greeks agree with them. 66% of Cypriots and 76.3% of Greeks are not prepared to accept the Annan solution in order for Cyprus' to be incorporated to the EU. 73.3% of Greeks believe that the solution is unfair, and 21.7% believe it is fair. The results of the poll were published in today's edition of the "Eleftheros Typos".

Contact Information of further recipients


Draft Letter of Protest


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