Statements on Varosha from the U.S. State Department and from the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Transfer of Parts of Varosha to Turkish Cypriot ControlPRESS STATEMENTANTHONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATEJULY 20, 2021The United States condemns the announcement by Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today regarding the transfer of parts of Varosha to Turkish Cypriot control. This move is clearly inconsistent with UN Security Council […]
Menendez, Van Hollen, Rubio Lead Colleagues in Urging U.S.-EU Response to Turkish Provocations in Varosha.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJuly 14, 2021 CONTACTJuan Pachon (Menendez)Francesca Amodeo (Van Hollen)Dan Holler (Rubio)Menendez, Van Hollen, Rubio Lead Colleagues in Urging U.S.-EU Response to Turkish Provocations in Varosha WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both members of the Committee, today were joined by 11 of their […]
July 8, 2021President Joseph R. Biden 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Biden: As we approach the 47th anniversary of Turkey’s illegal invasion of the Republic of Cyprus, the undersigned ten nationwide Greek American and Cypriot American Organizations write to convey grave concern regarding the new and renewed existential threats currently facing Cyprus coming from […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Malliotakis, Colleagues Call on UN to Take Immediate Action Against Turkish Aggression in Cyprus
July 1, 2021Press Release(WASHINGTON, DC) – Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) today led a bipartisan group of colleagues in sending a letter to the United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, urging the UN Security Council (UNSC) to take immediate action against “the Republic of Turkey’s aggressive, illegal and unilateral reopening of Varosha in […]
PSEKA applauds and congratulates the election of Annita Demetriou, as the new President of the House of Representatives.
PRESS RELEASE PSEKA applauds and congratulates the election of Ms. Annita Demetriou as the new President of the House of Representatives. The new President is a trailblazer for equal rights for women, and we salute her dedication and commitment to the Democratic values of the Republic of Cyprus. We extend our […]
INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE JUSTICE FOR CYPRUSApplauds President Biden forRecognizing the long overdueArmenian Genocide Declaration“A nation that forgets its past has no future”It’s time for Turkey to recognize its human rights violations including the ethnic cleansing of 200,000 Greek Cypriots as a result of the illegal, brutal invasion of July 20, 1974. We call on the Biden […]
WASHINGTON, DC, March 24, 2021 – On the eve of Greece’s 200th anniversary of independence, a resolution highlighting the strong ties between the US and Greece, authored by the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Bob Menendez, was unanimously passed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It is expected to be passed by the […]
Dear Friends, Happy Greek Independence Celebrate the Greek Bicentennial with a short film prepared by the office of the Presidential Commissioner for Overseas Cypriots. PSEKA joins all Hellenic organizations and freedom loving people in saluting the 200th anniversary of Greek independence. May the spirit of 1821 bring Freedom to Cyprus! Philip ChristopherPresident https://youtu.be/BJYgVsUNGCw
By Source: Cyprus News Agency US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that American diplomacy will be “fully engaged” in the Cyprus issue, while testifying on Wednesday evening before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Responding to a question by Congressman David Cicilline, Blinken, from the Democratic Party, referred to the engagement of President Biden throughout his […]
The International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus Mourns the Passing of Ambassador Andros NicolaidesDuring the past forty plus years that we have been involved in the struggle of the Cypriot people for Freedom and Justice, we had to bear the loss of friends and co-workers who died with the dream of returning to their homes […]
Dear Friend, I hope this message finds you and your family in good health. As we come to the end of an unprecedented year, we prepare ourselves with optimism and hope for a better and brighter 2021. The year 2020 will go down in history as the year that countries across the world united against a […]
U.S. DEPARTMENT of STATESecretary Pompeo’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu12/17/2020 06:13 PM ESTOffice of the SpokespersonThe following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown:Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke this week with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss the December 14 imposition of sanctions by the United States on our NATO […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 16, 2020 – Read OnlineCONTACTLeslie Shedd WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and Lead Republican Michael McCaul have released the following statement on their deep concern over Turkey’s actions under President Erdogan that endanger the NATO alliance, the broader region, and democracy and the rule of law in Turkey.“We are gravely […]
Immediate Release PSEKA welcomes and applauds the imposition of sanctions against Turkey pursuant to Section 231 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).Turkey, the so-called “reliable ally” member of NATO, has been acting as an adversary for many years. In 1974 Turkey invaded the Republic of Cyprus with the illegal use of American arms […]
By Philip Christopher, Andy Manatos and Mike Manatos We mourn the recent passing of our dear friend and fellow justice-for-Cyprus advocate former US Senator Paul Sarbanes. His role with Cyprus is historic and his impact on the well-being of the country and its people extraordinary. Ever since the immediate aftermath of Turkey’s illegal invasion of Cyprus, the […]
ΔΕΛΤΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ Δήμου Κερύνειας 22.10.2020 Ο Δήμος Κερύνειας είναι με ιδιαίτερη χαρά που καλωσορίζει την απόφαση του Επαρχιακού Δικαστηρίου Κερύνειας το οποίο προσωρινά εδρεύει στη Λευκωσία αναφορικά με απόφαση που εξέδωσε υπέρ της Οικογένειας Σολέα και εναντίον της Τουρκίας. Παρατηρούμε ότι η απόφαση αυτή αναδεικνύει και επιβεβαιώνει τα αναφαίρετα δικαιώματα μας και κατά Δικαστική πλέον […]
Menendez, Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Require Reviews of Azerbaijan’s and Turkey’s Human Rights Abuses
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 22, 2020 CONTACTJuan Pachon (Menendez) WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, along with Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Bob Casey Jr. (D-Penn.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) today introduced two resolutions to require Secretary of State Mike […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 16, 2020 CONTACTJuan Pachon 202-224-4651 NEWARK – Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today released the following statement in reaction to reports that the Turkish military has begun testing S-400 air defense systems purchased from Russia: “Today’s test by Turkey of the Russian-made S-400 air […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 9, 2020 CONTACT Juan Pachon (202) 224-4651 Senate Democrats Urge President Trump to Stop Erdogan from Violating UN Security Council Resolutions Regarding Varosha WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was joined today by Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), […]
Senator Bob Menendez sounds alarm over Trump, Erdogan relationship in a letter to National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.
September 21, 2020 Mr. Robert O’Brien National Security Adviser National Security Council 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. O’Brien: I write regarding President Trump’s engagement with Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. I have repeatedly raised concerns about President Trump’s relationship with President Erdoğan, including its impact on U.S. national security […]
United States is lifting its Arms Embargo for non-lethal weapons on the Republic of Cyprus PSEKA applauds the announcement by Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo that the United States is lifting its Arms Embargo for non-lethal weapons on the Republic of Cyprus. We congratulate Secretary Pompeo and the State Department for not allowing the dangerous […]
NEWARK —Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after the State Department announced it would officially lift the U.S. arms export restriction of non-lethal defense equipment and services to the Republic of Cyprus for a full year. Today’s decision is pursuant to Menendez’s Eastern Mediterranean Security and […]
The International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) mourns the passing of Andreas Charalambides, one of its long-time supporters in Toronto, Canada. Andreas, who served in the Cypriot National Guard during the brutal Turkish invasion of 1974, immigrated with his wife, Athina to Canada, worked hard, raised two wonderful children and dedicated extensive time […]
United States Senators Menendez and Van Hollen – Grave concern regarding Turkey’s provocative actions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
August 12, 2020 The Honorable Mike PompeoSecretary of StateU.S. Department of State2201 C Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20520 Dear Secretary Pompeo: In advance of your meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias tomorrow in Vienna, we are writing with grave concern regarding Turkey’s provocative actions in the Eastern Mediterranean. Earlier this week, Turkey sent naval vessels to accompany a drilling ship into Greece’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) […]
The International Coordinating Committee – Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) mourns the passing of Demetrios Zemenides, one of its long-time collaborators in Chicago. The “A” in PSEKA stands for “Αγώνα” or Struggle. The long standing Αγώνα/Struggle for Cyprus was and is made possible only by “Αγωνιστές”. This past Thursday we lost Demetri Zemenides – one […]
Dear Philip, We joined with our Cypriot sisters and brothers yesterday — and every day — in remembering the solemn anniversary of Turkish invasion and occupation of Cyprus. Please know that we stand with you in this fight all the way, and my hope and prayer is that there won’t be a need to commemorate the […]
Προς: Εξοχότατο Πρόεδρο της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας Έντιμο Υπουργό Εσωτερικών Έντιμο Υπουργό Εξωτερικών Έντιμους Αρχηγούς κομμάτων Έντιμους Πρόεδρο και Μέλη της Βουλής Α.Μ. Αρχιεπίσκοπο Κύπρου και Μέλη της Ιεράς Συνόδου Έντιμο Πρόεδρο ΠΣΕΚΑ Μέσα Μαζικής Ενημέρωσης Αξιότιμοι κύριοι/ες, Που οδηγηθήκαμε! Είναι αυτονόητο ότι μετά τον εκτοπισμό των ελληνοκυπρίων από τις κατεχόμενες περιοχές, το κράτος είχε […]
A message from Philip Christopher Fellow Greek-Americans, Greek Americans have contributed in immeasurable ways to the enrichment of American culture and society. Our parents and grandparents came to this country seeking a better life for their children and grandchildren and have thrived in business, public service, academia and countless industries, so needless to say, Greek […]
The Greek Cypriot community mourns the passing of Evripides (Evris) Kontos who died on May 20, 2020 at the age of 90. On behalf of all our organizations, friends and supporters, we convey our deepest sympathies to his wonderful wife Evangelia and his children and grandchildren. During the past 46 years that I have been […]
The International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) joins the global Hellenic community in mourning the loss of Eugene T. Rossides who died May 16, 2020 at the age of 92. On behalf of the Greek Cypriot community, all our organizations, friends and supporters, we convey our deepest sympathies to his family. In particular, we […]
It is with great regret that Lobby for Cyprus shares the devastating news that our beloved member, brother and friend, Theologos Papapavlou, passed away on Friday 3 April 2020, having tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). Please click here to read the announcement from Lobby from Cyprus.
A message to our members, friends and supporters. The outbreak of the coronavirus has raised all our concerns about health and safety, as well as uncertainty about the challenges that lie ahead. While each situation is unique, we are in this together and we’ll get through it together. We have endured for more than […]
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Bob Menendez One of the most brilliant US Senators of the last half-century, Paul Sarbanes spent over three decades advocating steadfastly for Hellenic and Orthodox issues and setting the standard for the Congressional ideal. When he approached retirement from the Senate in 2006, we posed the question, “What will we do for our issues when […]
As American citizens, we are silently witnessing the so-called “peacekeeping operations” in Syria by Turkey. The invasion into Syria to slaughter our allies, the Kurds, who lost 11,000 people fighting next to American soldiers to save the world from the barbaric, terrorist actions of ISIS! The peacekeeping operation reminds us of the illegal, brutal Turkish […]
WASHINGTON, DC, June 21, 2019 – A major increase in support in the US Congress for the Eastern Mediterranean Partnership – of Greece, Cyprus, Israel and the US – has followed the high-level lobbying at the 35th Annual PSEKA Cyprus Conference June 4-6 in Washington, DC. Two weeks ago, 41 influential US Senators and Members (listed below) […]
America’s very positive relationship with Cyprus, Greece and Israel as manifested in our membership in the Eastern Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) will soon to be institutionalized within the American government. This is being propelled forward for our EMP countries through bold and historic language recently adopted by the full Appropriations Committee of the US House of […]
The Eastern Mediterranean Partnership (EMP) of Israel, Cyprus, Greece and now also America has become a major guardian of US security interests at the intersection of three regions of international concern — the Middle East, the Balkans, and North Africa. We know we can count on these three other EMP countries as they have […]
The impending prospect of lifting the US arms embargo on Cyprus is potentially more important for America than it is for Cyprus. This dysfunctional Embargo represents the destructiveness of both flawed American government policy and the chipping away at our country’s faith in our democratic processes. The very existence of an arms embargo on […]
In the 1970’s, a young mogul named Donald Trump was making news as a young, brash and very successful real estate developer. At the same time, Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus in 1974 made international headlines. Now, 44 years later, they are on a collision course of historic consequence. President Trump is the leader of the Western World and […]