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House condemns breakaway state’s declaration of independence

The House on Friday condemned the unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) declared by the breakaway state in the north on November 15, 1983.

In a statement, deputies called on Turkey to abandon its expansionist claims on the Republic of Cyprus.

In comments before Friday`s plenary session, House President Demetris Syllouris said that guaranteeing peace and security was a fundamental requirement in Cyprus. “Tuesday 15th of November marks the 33rd anniversary of the declaration of the illegal regime in the occupied areas of Cyprus, an illegal act that flagrantly violates international law principles,” he said.

“The House strongly condemns once again Turkey`s secessionist act and urges Ankara to abandon its expansionist claims on the Republic of Cyprus, contemplating the crucial turning point which the Cyprus talks are currently in,” the statement said.

“At the same time, we want to assure of our commitment to the struggle to find a just, viable and functional solution to the Cyprus issue that will end the occupation and restore the human rights of all its people, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, Maronites, Armenians and Latins”.

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