Sirens will sound to mark the 44th anniversary

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Sirens will sound to mark the 44th anniversary
Added: 12-07-2018 10:53

Sirens will sound this Sunday the 15th July as the Republic of Cyprus marks the 44th anniversary of the coup against Archbishop Makarios. Like every year, sirens will ring out at 8:20am, the time the coup began.

Then on Friday, July 20th, the sirens will again be activated at 5:30am in the morning, the time the Turkish invasion started.

Heavily armed Turkish forces landed on the northern coast of Kyrenia at dawn on July 20, 1974, five days after the government of the late Archbishop Makarios was toppled by a military coup engineered by the military junta then ruling Greece. In a two-phase invasion and despite repeated calls by the UN Security Council, Turkey occupied 37% of the sovereign territory of Cyprus.

Cyprus will pay tribute to those killed during the invasion and those still missing, with memorials and other events in the government controlled areas of the Republic.

The Cyprus Civil Defence Force will activate the sirens of the Public Warning System, which are installed in all areas of the Republic.


Author: NewsInCyprus
12/07/2018


Sirens will sound to mark the 44th anniversary


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