AHEPA commends the House Committee on Foreign Affairs for advancing legislation out of committee that condemns Turkey for its repeated aggression toward Cyprus on Dec. 10, 2021, announced Supreme President Jimmy Kokotas.
U.S. Rep. Nicole Malliotakis’ (R-NY), a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, sponsored the bipartisan-backed resolution, H.Res.376. It has 15 co-sponsors.
“AHEPA thanks Congresswoman Malliotakis, members of the committee, including Chairman Gregory Meeks; and the resolution’s co-sponsors for their support,” Kokotas said. “We call for the resolution to be brought swiftly to the House floor for passage.”
He added, “The 47-year illegal invasion and subsequent occupation of the Republic of Cyprus, a U.S. strategic partner and EU-member nation, by Turkey, a failed NATO-member country under the Erdogan regime, remains to this day an unacceptable act; one that is a gross violation of the rule of law, human rights, and democratic ideals. It is long overdue for the Turkish government’s intransigence, its antiquated and objectionable positions on the Cyprus issue, and its aggression toward Cyprus, to come to an end.”