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File #: Res 0475-2004    Version: * Name: Condemning the Turkish occupation of part of Cyprus, now in its 30th year.
Type: Resolution Status: Filed
Committee: Committee on Cultural Affairs, Libraries and International Intergroup Relations
On agenda: 7/21/2004
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution condemning the Turkish occupation of part of Cyprus, now in its 30th year, and calling for a solution to the Cyprus problem based on all relevant United Nations resolutions.
Sponsors: Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Vincent J. Gentile, Michael E. McMahon, Christine C. Quinn, James Sanders, Jr., David I. Weprin
Council Member Sponsors: 7
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
12/31/2005*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Filed (End of Session)  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/21/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
7/21/2004*Peter F. Vallone, Jr. City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Res. No. 475

 

Resolution condemning the Turkish occupation of part of Cyprus, now in its 30th year, and calling for a solution to the Cyprus problem based on all relevant United Nations resolutions.

 

By Council Member Vallone

 

Whereas, On July 20, 1974 the nation of Turkey invaded the sovereign

 

Republic of Cyprus and occupied 37 percent of its territory, land which still

 

remains under Turkish military occupation today; as a result of the occupation,

 

200,000 Greek Cypriots (1/3 of the population of Cyprus) were forcibly expelled

 

from their homes and became refugees within their own country; and

 

Whereas, This illegal occupation still persists, with destructive and tragic

 

consequences, including ethnic cleansing and human rights violations; presently

 

over 1,500 Greek Cypriots (and 4 American citizens) are missing and remain

 

unaccounted for; and

 

Whereas, Since the invasion, the United Nations has adopted numerous

 

resolutions on behalf of Cyprus that call, inter alia, for the withdrawal of all foreign

 

forces from the island, the safe return of the refugees to their homes, the

 

restoration of human rights, and the respect for the sovereignty, independence,

 

territorial integrity and unity of the Republic of Cyprus; and

 

Whereas, After 30 years, it is now time for a responsible solution to the

 

problem of Turkish occupation, a solution based on all relevant United Nations

 

resolutions which will reunite the people of Cyprus and ensure that Cypriots will

 

be able to live in peace, security, prosperity, and with the full enjoyment of their

 

human rights; and

 

 

Whereas, During this new millennium it is time for genuine peace to come

 

to Cyprus and to the sensitive region of the Eastern Mediterranean; now,

 

therefore be it

 

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York condemns the Turkish occupation of part of Cyprus, now in its 30th year, and calls for a solution based on all relevant United Nations resolutions

 

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