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CYPRUS WEEK: 19th July


Lobby For Cyprus debate and seminar

A Lobby for Cyprus and Famagusta Association of Great Britain seminar

Famagusta: Shattered lives seminar

Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights NGO that is based in London in the United Kingdom. Lobby for Cyprus campaigns for the reunification of Cyprus and for the human rights of Cypriots.

49 years since they were forcibly uprooted from their homes and other properties in the Turkish-occupied northern area of the Republic of Cyprus, lawful residents of Famagusta will share their agonizing experiences, their shattered lives and their longstanding desire to return to where they belong.

Famagusta: Shattered lives will address the ongoing, systematic, discriminatory and otherwise illegal post-1974 attempts by Turkey to transform Famagusta and the entire Turkish-occupied north of the Republic of Cyprus into a de facto province of Turkey.

Panelists will focus on:

  • Turkey’s recent provocations within the ‘fenced-off’ areas of Famagausta

  • Pitfals and traps that lie ahead for the Republic of Cyprus, forcibly displaced Cypriots and all legitimate Cypriot citizens

  • Turkish-occupied Famagusta port and how it inter-relates with Nicosia airport in the UN-controlled buffer zone

  • Fact-checking and debunking of common misinformation about Famagusta


Speakers / presentations:

  • Philip Christopher, President of PSEKA (by videolink)

  • Presidential Commissioner for Humanitarian Issues and Overseas Cypriots (by videolink)

  • Andreas S Kakouris, High Commissioner of Republic of Cyprus to UK

  • Dr Vassilis Mavrou, President of Famagusta Association of GB

  • Dr Theodora Christou, Lobby for Cyprus executive

  • The refugee perspective

  • Musical performance by Nikos Savvides

  • Further speakers TBC


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Performance times


Ticket prices

Free Event


Full-time students, those aged under 16, senior citizens, the unwaged, members of Equity and BECTU


Theatro Technis is fully wheelchair accessible. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in the auditorium. There is a Loop system fitted in the main auditorium. If you have any questions or specific requests, please email


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