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Remembering the Cyprus Invasion

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  A series of events under the title “35 years – It’s a long time” has been scheduled to marke the 35th anniversary since the invasion of Cyprus by the Turkish army (20th of July).  The programme includes three exhibitions in the Syntagma metro station and a concert in Syntagma Square in the evening. 

» Worshipping Women

womenancientathens1Hellenic Republic President Karolos Papoulias  inauguratedyesterday July 20 at the National Archaeological Museum in Athens the exhibition “Worshipping Women: Ritual and Reality in Classical Athens.” The exhibition which was shown earlier this year at the Onassis Cultural Center in New York gathers together rare and extraordinary archaeological objects -belonging to the National Archaeological Museum, the Louvre Museum, the Vatican Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of New York, the British Museum- in order to re-examine preconceptions about the exclusion of women from public life in ancient Athens ancient artefacts  The exhibition will run until November 30, 2009.

» 6th Int’l Conference on Law

The Athens Institute for Education and Research is organising the sixth international conference on Law, in Athens on July 20-23.   The Institute was established in 1995 as an independent academic organization with the mission to become a forum where academics and researchers from all over the world could meet in Athens and exchange ideas on their research and discuss future developments in their discipline. 

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Cyprus: A Devided Island, 35 Years After

Cyprus Map(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  35 years have elapsed since July 20th, 1974, a day which marked a turning point in the history of Cyprus. The Turkish invasion in the north of the island, which was facilitated by the then Greek totalitarian regime’s series of disastrous meddling, led to the brutal and permanent division of the island into two ethnically cleansed areas. Nicosia is still a physically divided capital, the last one in Europe after the fall of the Berlin wall. In memory of the events of 1974, the Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis stated that a solution to the Cyprus problem is still sought, always within the framework of the UN Security Council’s resolutions and the principles of the European Union to which Cyprus adheres as a full member since 2004. “July 20 is a day of memory and honour. It stands as landmark for a definite, just, viable and functional solution to the problem.” The ongoing deliberations between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leader should be based on the grounds of a bizonal, bicommunal federation with a single sovereignty and legal personality, the premier concluded. Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis added that “Turkey continues to hold the key to the solution of the Cyprus problem” and encouraged the country to actively demonstrate its will to ‘turn page’ on its stance so far. Secretariat General of Information: About Greece- History of Modern Greece ; Greek News Agenda: Tearing Down the Barriers; Kathimerini Daily: Christofias and Talat exchange olive branches; Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Cyprus- The Parameters of the Problem and the Solution