Sirens will sound to mark the 45th anniversary

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Sirens will sound to mark the 45th anniversary
Added: 08-07-2019 01:30

The Republic of Cyprus will mark the 45th anniversary of the coup against Archbishop Makarios with sirens next Monday the 15th July 2019. Like every year, sirens will sound in every district at 8:20am, the time the coup began.

Then on Saturday, July 20th 2019, the sirens will again be activated this time at 5:30am, 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
08/07/2019


Sirens will sound to mark the 45th anniversary


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