It is with dismay and shock that the people of Cyprus and especially the Greek Cypriot women in the Republic of Cyprus and elsewhere in the world, heard the news that you intend to attend the inauguration of a hotel in the occupied by Turkey part of our native country and celebrate your birthday there.
Our country was barbarically invaded in July 1974 by Turkey . Turkey ruthlessly murdered well over 5,000 in the process, mostly unarmed civilians, women, men, children and old people, uprooted by the use of force 200,000 Greek Cypriots making them refugees in their own country, imported well over 160,000 Turkish Anatolian settlers to fill in the vacuum left with the persecution of the 200,000 Greek Cypriots, 1,619 are still missing presumed murdered, and ever since TURKEY holds on to the 37% of the island with the might of her 43,000 strong Turkish army. In our occupied area we have well over 500 Christian churches and cemeteries that have been desecrated by the Turks and turned into stables, toilets, mosques, coffee shops and night clubs ( I hope you are not also planning to be entertained in one of them!).