Cyprus condemns Armenian genocide at 102nd anniversary
President Nicos Anastasiades and the government have condemned “the appalling crime of the Armenian genocide,” reiterating their support to efforts for the recognition of the genocide by the international community.
In a written statement on the occasion of the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides said that this day constitutes a shame in the world's history, underlining that the government “expresses its unequivocal support and solidarity with the people of Armenia and reiterates its full support to the effort for the recognition of the Armenian genocide by the international community.”
In a statement on his official Facebook page, President Anastasiades said in Greek: “102 years since the Armenian genocide by the neo-Turks. A day, which is a shame to the history of humanity. WE condemn in the strongest terms this abhorrent crime, and we express our full solidarity and support towards the people of Armenia.
The descendants of the Armenian refugees, who came to Cyprus approximately 102 years ago, are today a dynamic and important part of Cypriot society, as they maintain the and honour the worthiness of their heritage.”