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Community Urges President Trump to Take Action on Turkey



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WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Order of AHEPA) joined with several organizations to urge President Donald J. Trump to take action to hold Turkey accountable, especially for its illegal reopening of the Varosha beachfront in Cyprus, announced Supreme President George G. Horiates.

“We thank all the organizations for banding together to send a strong message that Turkey’s actions and provocations, most recently directed at Cyprus, are unacceptable,” Supreme President Horiates said. “Turkey must be held accountable. The United States must sanction Turkey.”
In a joint letter to President Trump, the groups expressed their outrage over Turkey’s illegal reopening of the beach in Varosha, President Erdogan’s open declaration of support for a two-state solution in Cyprus, and Turkey’s overall destabilizing behavior and malign influence.The American Hellenic Institute (AHI), the International Coordinating Committee – Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA), Federation of Cypriot-American Organizations (FCAO), Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), and the Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, signed the October 30, 2020 letter. In addition, the organizations came together to place an advocacy ad in The Washington Times on October 29, 2020 conveying the same message to President Trump, urging him to sanction Turkey.

 Read the joint letter
View our Washington Times ad

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Founded in 1922 in Atlanta, Georgia, on the principles that undergirded its fight for civil rights and against discrimination, bigotry, and hatred felt at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan, AHEPA is the largest and oldest grassroots association of American citizens of Greek heritage and Philhellenes with more than 400 chapters across the United States, Canada, and Europe. 

AHEPA’s mission is to promote the ancient Greek ideals of Education, Philanthropy, Civic Responsibility, and Family and Individual Excellence through community service and volunteerism. 

For more information, please visit www.ahepa.org.

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