Cyprus marks 47 years since the Turkish invasion

Cyprus pays tribute on Tuesday to all those killed during the Turkish invasion in 1974 which resulted in the occupation of 37 per cent of the Mediterranean island’s territory, an EU member state since 2004.
A mourner at the Makedonitissa military cemetery on Tuesday (Photo Christos Theodorides)

Memorials and other commemorative events take place today, while air-raid sirens sounded at 0530 local time when the Turkish invasion was launched and Turkish troops landed on the island`s northern shores on this day, 47 years ago.

In the morning, President Nicos Anastasiades, attended the memorial service for the fallen during the Turkish invasion, at Makedonitissa Tomb. Also there