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NSW to mark 49th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus

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The Justice for Cyprus Co-ordinating Committee (SEKA NSW) has announced its program of events to mark the 49th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus this year.

Starting in July in Sydney, the events include a wreath laying ceremony and anti-occupation gathering. Here is the full program of events:

Sunday, July 16:

SEKA NSW is inviting people to a fundraising lunch at the Cyprus Community Club at 58-76 Stanmore Road, Stanmore on Sunday, July 16 at 12.30pm. The lunch will include a documentary screening. All takings on the day will go towards the expenses of the commemoration for the 49th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Tickets are: $60 for adults and $35 for children under 12. For bookings please contact: Cyprus Community Club on 9557 1256, Chris Koulinos on 0404 876 331, or Dr Miranda Adamou on 0417 440 978.

Sunday, July 23:

SEKA NSW has organised a full program of events to commemorate the anniversary on Sunday, July 23.

Starting at 10am, a memorial service will be held in memory of the fallen and prayer for the missing persons at the Cathedral of The Annunciation of Our Lady at 242 Cleveland Street, Redfern. From 1.30pm, there will be a wreath laying ceremony at the Martin Place cenotaph. This will be followed by an anti-occupation gathering with speeches and cultural program at the Cyprus Community Club in Stanmore at 3.30pm.

The Deputy Spokeswoman of the Republic of Cyprus, Doxa Komodromou, will be present at the commemorations.

Free buses will be available from the Cyprus Community Club at Stanmore to Martina Place. Busses will be leaving between 12pm and 12.45pm. For more details please call 9557 1256.

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