Acting President of the Republic and House President Yiannakis Omirou has sent the message that the economic crisis will not make the people submit to a new solution plan on the parameters of the Anan plan, rejected in 2004 by the majority of the Greek Cypriots.

He stressed that it is our duty to find solutions that will not endanger the existence of Cypriot Hellenism.

Speaking during the annual memorial service of the fallen heroes of Kythrea village, Omirou stressed that we will never accept the occupation and efforts to legalize the fait accompli.

“Our duty for the sacrifice of our heroes is to continue the struggle”, Omirou pointed out, noting at the same time that we should make it clear to our European partners that they should not expect us to consent to Turkey’s EU accession course, if Ankara remains adamant in fulfilling its obligations towards the Republic of Cyprus.

The House President reassured of the commitment to continue the struggle for a peaceful and free from Turkey future of Cyprus and its people. He also promised that the efforts to ascertain the fate of all missing persons in Cyprus will continue.

Cyprus, an EU member since 2004, has been divided when Turkey invaded and occupied its northern third in 1974. The latest round of UN-backed negotiations between the two communities began in 2008 but resulted to a deadlock when the Turkish Cypriot side in July 2012, interrupted the talks and objected to Cyprus’ presidency of the Council of the EU. A new round of talks is expected to begin in the coming months with the aim to reunite the island under a federal roof.

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