From victory to annexation

From victory to annexation

By Nicos Rolandis

There was a time when the UN General Assembly was our home, our real home. Those were the years soon after the Turkish invasion when we had resorted to the General Assembly on a number of occasions and the results were overwhelmingly in our favour.

We organised a strong team at the United Nations, which was working methodically in the presence and with the contribution of the political leaders of Cyprus. The permanent representatives (ambassadors) of all the 152 member-states were briefed each time we made a recourse which were organised and co-ordinated by the foreign ministry. The political leaders such as Glafcos Clerides (DISY), Ezekias Papaioannou (AKEL), Alexis Galanos (DIKO) and Vasos Lyssarides (EDEK) were always present and helped a lot.

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