(September 27, 2007)--Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) joins the STOP coalition, in coordinated protests against Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to New York and the United Nations. The STOP Coalition stands for "Stop Terrorizing Orthodox Peoples!"
Our group is open to any and all who believe the time has come to draw public attention to the evil of the continuing genocides against the many millions of Orthodox Christians around the world.
The Turkish government, led by Erdogan, is an unrepentant perpetrator of the Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Genocides of 1915-1923. Successive Turkish governments continue to degrade the victims by denying any responsibility for the crime of genocide.
Violating international law and human rights conventions Turkey continues its brutal, illegal occupation of Cyprus. Over one thousand missing Greeks in Cyprus remain unaccounted and many were used for barbaric scientific experiments. The cultural genocide of Orthodox Christianity by Turkey continues in historic Armenia, Pontus and Constantinople, and Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus.
Join us, in witnessing readings of survivor testimonies, in lighting of candles for the dead, and in our demand that Turkey make a public apology.
DEMONSTRATIONS AND VIGILS:
Erdogan Takes The Floor At The Council of Foreign Relations
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2007, 1PM-4PM
WHERE: The Council of Foreign Relations, 58 E. 68th Street, New York, N.Y.
Memorial For The Orthodox Victims Outside The United Nations
WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2007, 5PM-8PM
WHERE: Dag Hammerskjold Plaza (47th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.). New York, NY
Erdogan Takes The Floor Of The UN General Assembly
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2007, 1PM-8PM
WHERE: Dag Hammerskjold Plaza (47th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave.).New York, NY
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