Cyprus Asks for Return of City of Morphou

Deputy Government Spokesman Christos Christofides said on Tuesday that no solution to the Cyprus problem is possible, without the return of Morphou to Greek Cypriot rule.
Christofides was speaking to the press after meeting the Mayor of the Turkish occupied municipality of Morphou, Charalambos Pittas, handing over a resolution against occupation, on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of the occupation of the city by the advancing Turkish troops, on August 16, 1974. The resolution was also sent to the embassies of the five permanent member states of the UN Security Council and the EU delegation in Nicosia.
Christofides expressed his gratitude to the Mayor and all the members of the Municipal Council for all the efforts towards the unification of the country and its people and the solution based on principles.
We stressed once again the President’s basic position that no solution is possible without the return of Morphou to Greek Cypriot rule, he noted, adding that this is a fundamental precondition that was always put forward in talks for the solution of the Cyprus problem.  Mr. Christofias, President of the Republic of Cyprus, denounced to the UN Security Council and to the European Union the statements of the Turkish prime minister that no occupied territory in the region of Morphou, Karpasia and Keryneia will be returned to Cyprus.


  1. If they hadn’t voted Oxi in 2004, they would have had Morphou as part of the deal.
    They thought they could get a better deal in the EU.
    As we say in English “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush” 


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