20 IMCWP, Solidarity Statement with the people of Cyprus

12/10/18 3:34 PM
  • Cyprus, Progressive Party of the Working People [AKEL] 20th IMCWP En Communist and workers' parties

 “The freedom and reunification of Cyprus is a milestone against imperialist aggression”

We assert that the current stalemate with regards to the peace process in Cyprus, must be overcome. Past failures to reach a comprehensive solution on the agreed basis cannot be the end of all efforts to liberate Cyprus from the illegal occupation of Turkey and reunify the country and its people. We regret that, 44 years after the illegal invasion, the occupation of 37% of Cyprus is ongoing in flagrant violation of international law; and expect that the Cypriot-led process, with the support of the UN Secretary-General, will resume as soon as possible.        

  • We remind that the Cyprus problem is the result of foreign intervention and imperialist aggression. The 1974 coup d'état planned by CIA, NATO and their allies and staged by the Greek junta and their local fascist collaborators EOKA B, served as the pretext for the materialization of Turkey’s expansionist plans in Cyprus.
  • We reiterate that through its solution the Cyprus problem must resolve the international illegality of foreign invasion and illegal occupation, and restore the relations between the two communities of Cyprus.
  • We reiterate that the agreed solution is the bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality, as this is prescribed in the relevant UN resolutions, on the basis of the High-Level Agreements, of International Law and the principles upon which the European Union is founded.
  • We recall that the united federal Cyprus will be one state, with a single sovereignty, a single international legal personality and a single citizenship, a truly independent state whereby no third parties will be able to intervene; which means that the anachronistic Treaty of Guarantee of 1960 must be terminated, exclude any right for foreign interventions and the occupying forces of Turkey be withdrawn. The solution must guarantee the human rights of all Cypriots, individual and collective.
  • We underline that the status quo entrenches the long- term aspirations and objectives of Turkey against Cyprus and the permanent division of Cyprus and its people. We also recall that the comprehensive solution of the Cyprus problem, is a necessary prerequisite for the demilitarisation of the island, for common class struggles and a future socialist transformation.

The Communist and Workers’ Parties signing the present Statement:

  1. Express their strong support for the resumption of the direct negotiations as soon as possible, on the agreed basis and from where things were left off at the last Conference for Cyprus in Crans Montana in July 2017. To this end, the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus have a crucial role to play.  
  2. Calls on Turkey to commit itself to abandoning its long-standing intransigent stance against Cyprus and commit to the withdrawal of its army from the Republic of Cyprus and the abolition of foreign guarantees and of any rights for foreign intervention, as prescribed in the Framework of the UN Secretary-General mentioned in his recent reports towards the Security Council.
  3. Demand the solution of the Cyprus problem on the agreed basis and according to international law and the UN Security Council resolutions, the soonest possible. The perpetuation of the status quo or departure from the bicommunal, bizonal federation as agreed, will lead to the permanent partition of Cyprus.
  4. Call on the international community to stop tolerating the continuing illegality that is taking place in Cyprus, and exert its influence on Turkey in order to terminate its divisive policies on the ground and take concrete steps for the solution of the Cyprus problem on the agreed basis.
  5. Express their solidarity with and support to the struggle of the Cypriot people for the liberation and reunification of its country.


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  1. Communist Party of Australia
  2. Communist Party of Azerbaijan
  3. Progressive Tribune, Bahrain
  4. Communist Party of Bangladesh
  5. CP of Belgium
  6. Communist Party of Brazil
  7. Brazilian Communist Party
  8. Communist Party of Britain
  9. New Communist Party of Britain
  10. Communist Party of Bulgaria
  11. Socialist Workers’ Party of Croatia
  12. Communist Party of Cuba
  13. ΑΚΕL
  14.  Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  15. Communist Party in Denmark
  16. Communist Party of Estonia
  17. Communist Party of Ecuador
  18. Communist Party of Finland
  19. French Communist Party
  20. German Communist Party
  21. Unified Communist Party of Georgia
  22. Hungarian Workers' Party
  23. Communist Party of India
  24. Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  25. Tudeh Party of Iran
  26. Iraqi Communist Party
  27. Communist Party of Kurdistan -Iraq
  28. The Worker's Party of Ireland
  29. Communist Party of Israel
  30. Italian Communist Party
  31. Communist Party (Italy)
  32. Jordanian Communist Party
  33. Socialist Movement of Kazakhstan
  34. Party of the Communists of Kyrgyzstan
  35. Socialist Party of Latvia
  36. Socialist Party of Lithuania
  37. Communist Party of Luxemburg
  38. Party of Congress for the Independence of Madagascar (AKFM)
  39. Communist Party of Malta
  40. New Communist Party of Netherlands
  41. Communist Party of Norway
  42. Communist Party of Pakistan
  43. Palestinian Communist Party
  44. Palestinian People's Party
  45. Paraguayan Communist Party
  46. Portuguese Communist Party
  47. Romanian Socialist Party
  48. Communist Party of the Russian Federation
  49. Russian Communist Workers' Party ‐ Communist Party of Soviet Union (RCWP‐CPSU)
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  51. UCP-CPSU
  52. New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  53. Communists of Serbia
  54. South African Communist Party
  55. Communist Party of Spain
  56. Communist Party of the Peoples’ of Spain
  57. Communist Party of Sri Lanka                             
  58. Communist Party of Swaziland
  59. Sudanese Communist Party
  60. Syrian Communist Party
  61. Communist Party of Ukraine
  62. Communist Party USA
  63. Communist Party of Venezuela


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