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Cypriots in US protest outside UN headquarters, demand justice for divided island

Cypriots living in the US on Monday afternoon held a protest outside the UN headquarters in New York demanding the intensification of the efforts for the settlement of the Cyprus problem.

The reason for the mobilization was the 38th anniversary from the illegal proclamation of the regime in divided Cyprus’ Turkish-held areas.

The three-hour-long protest took place in Ralf Bunche Park, in front of the UN, in order to continue reminding the global community of the illegal occupation in Cyprus, at a time when, due to Turkish intransigence, the efforts for a solution of the Cyprus problem have been derailed.

The protest was jointly organized by NEPOMAK, the Federation of American-Cypriot Associations and PSEKA.

Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island`s northern third. Numerous rounds of talks under UN aegis to reunite the island under a federal roof failed to yield results.

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