On Saturday 3rd February, in a hall full of students and parents, Kingston Greek School welcomed Mr Christos Karaolis, President of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, who spoke about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
Mr Karaolis focused his presentation on the current picture around the Cypriot issue and suggested how each one of us can contribute to the finding of a peaceful solution to the problem within the framework of international law and the resolutions of the United Nations.
He referred extensively to the actions of the National Cypriot Federation, their cooperation with their counterparts in other countries with large populations of Greek Cypriots and the Federation’s activities here in the UK to raise awareness and mobilise British politicians so that the Cypriot issue is once again on the agenda of political negotiations. With his words he brought to light that “Δεν Ξεχνώ” is still alive and important.
Mr Karaolis’ speech captured the interest of the audience with its eloquence, clarity and richness and generated many questions mainly voiced by the students.
Mr Christos Karaolis, having himself once been a student at a small school of the Greek Cypriot diaspora, had the opportunity to offer students a valuable and significant history lesson for our Cyprus, through a prism that honoured the past, focused on the present and made us all aware of what can be possible in the future. Kingston Greek School thanks him!

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