21 IMCWP, Solidarity Statement with the people of Cyprus

11/1/19 2:37 PM
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  “The freedom and reunification of Cyprus is a milestone against imperialist aggression”

We assert that the current stalemate that persists today in the Cyprus problem must be overcome. The agreement on the terms of reference as these have been defined by the United National Secretary-General himself, is necessary for the resumption of a substantive dialogue, under the conditions, of course, that Turkey will terminate the initiatives conducing towards new illegal actions. We underline that the achieving of a comprehensive solution on the agreed basis of a bizonal bicommunal federation with political equality as this is prescribed by the relevant UN resolutions, with the withdrawal of the Turkish occupation troops and termination of the Treaty of Guarantee, constitute the sole viable option for Cyprus to be freed of the illegal occupation by Turkey and for the country and its people to reunify.  We regret that 45 years after the illegal invasion, the occupation of 37% of Cyprus is ongoing in flagrant violation of international law; and expect that the 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 interventions 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 the solution of the Cyprus problem must resolve the international illegality done by the invasion and continuing with the illegal occupation, and must restore the relations between the two communities of Cyprus.
  • We reiterate that the bicommunal, bizonal federation with political equality, as this is prescribed in the relevant UN resolutions and the High-Level Agreements, is agreed and that this provides for the restoration and respect of the human rights of all Cypriots, and that it will be based on the International Law and the European acquis.
  • We recall that the federal Cyprus will be one reunited 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, any right for foreign interventions must be excluded and the occupying forces of Turkey must fully withdraw.
  • We underline that the status quo  is not static but is constantly negatively transformed strengthening 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 agreement of the terms of reference that will be made up of the 2014 Joint Statement of the leaders, the convergences achieved until the 2017 Conference in Crans Montana and Gutierrez framework for the resumption of substantive negotiations. To this end, the leaders of the two communities in Cyprus have a crucial role to play.  
  2. Denounce Turkey’s illegal actions in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus and initiatives it plans in Varosha in violation or UN Security Council resolutions 550 and 789.  They call on Turkey to abandon its long-standing intransigent stance against Cyprus and commit to the withdrawal of its army from the Republic of Cyprus, the abolition of foreign guarantees and of any rights for foreign intervention, as prescribed in the Framework of the UN Secretary-General.
  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 face decisively Turkey’s illegal actions through which it plans the creation of new fait accomplis on the ground and hinder the resumption of substantive negotiations.
  5. Express their solidarity with and support to the struggle of the Cypriot people for the liberation and reunification of its country.

THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF AKEL – OCTOBER 2019

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Solidarity Statement with the people of Cyprus

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

IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE 21ST IMCWP, IZMIR 18-20 OCTOBER 2019

PARTY

COUNTRY

SIGNATURE

  1. Argentina - Communist Party of Argentina
  2. Azerbaijan - Communist Party of Azerbaijan
  3. Bahrain – Democratic Progressive Tribune
  4. Bangladesh – Communist Party of Bangladesh
  5. Bangladesh – Workers’ Party of Bangladesh
  6. Belgium - Communist Party of Belgium
  7. Belgium – Workers’ Party of Belgium
  8. Brazil - Communist Party of Brazil (PCdoB)
  9. Brazil – Brazilian Communist Party (PCB)
  10. Britain – Communist Party of Britain
  11. Canada - Communist Party of Canada
  12. Croatia - Socialist Workers' Party of Croatia
  13. Cuba - Communist Party of Cuba
  14. Czech Republic – Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia
  15. Cyprus – Progressive Party of the Working People (AKEL)
  16. Denmark - Communist Party in Denmark
  17. Germany – German Communist Party (DKP)
  18. France – French Communist Party (PCF)
  19. Hungary – Hungarian Workers’ Party
  20. Finland - Communist Part of Finland
  21. India - Communist Party of India
  22. India - Communist Party of India (M)
  23. Iraq – Iraqi Communist Party
  24. Iraq - Communist Party of Iraqi Kurdistan
  25. Iran – Tudeh Party of Iran
  26. Israel - Communist Party of Israel
  27. Italy – Italian Communist Party
  28. Jordan – Jordanian Communist Party
  29. Lebanon – Lebanese Communist Party
  30. Lithuania – Socialist Party of Lithuania
  31. Luxemburg - Communist Party of Luxemburg
  32. North Macedonia - Communist Party of Macedonia
  33. Mexico – Communist Party of Mexico
  34. Nepal - Communist Party of Nepal
  35. Pakistan - Communist Party of Pakistan
  36. Palestine – Palestinian Communist Party
  37. Palestine – Palestinian People’s Party (PPP)
  38. Philippines - Philippine Communist Party (PKP-1930)
  39. Portugal – Portuguese Communist Party
  40. Russia – Communist Party of the Russian Federation (KPRF)
  41. Russia – Communist Party of Soviet Union (RCWP-CPSU)
  42. Serbia - Communists Of Serbia
  43. Serbia – New Communist Party of Yugoslavia
  44. South Africa – South African Communist Party (SACP)
  45. Spain - Communist Party of Spain (PCE)
  46. Spain - Communist Party of Catalonia
  47. Spain – Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE)
  48. Spain – Communist Party of the Workers of Spain (PCTE)
  49. Sri Lanka - Communist Party of Sri Lanka
  50. Swaziland – Communist Party of Swaziland
  51. Syria – Unified Communist Party of Syria
  52. Ukraine - Communist Party of Ukraine
  53. Uruguay - Communist Party of Uruguay
  54. USA - Communist Party of USA
  55. Venezuela - Communist Party of Venezuela

 

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