Cyprus Federation of America: Memorial Service – July 15, 2012 – 38 years later – Cyprus 1974

The Consulate General of the Republic of Cyprus in New York, The Cyprus Federation of America and the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus (PSEKA) held the annual Memorial Service commemorating July 20th, 1974 for the people who died during the Turkish invasion.

Archbishop of America Demetrios officiated in the Cathedral of Agios Dimitrios in Astoria, Queens. Addressing the congregation was Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Permanent Representative to the United Nations of the Republic of Cyprus. Also in attendance were Consul General of Cyprus Koula Sophianou, Consul of Greece Evangelos Kyriakopoulos, President of the Cyprus Federation, Panicos Papanicolaou, President of PSEKA, Philip Christopher, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the U.N. Ms. Christina Rafti, diplomats Stelios Makriyiannis, Nectarios Soteriou and Constantina Constantinidou. Also attending were Military attaché Mikis Ioannou, Maria Zoupaniotis from the Cyprus Press Office and Greek Trade Commissioner Apostolos Digbasannis, as well as many members of the Cyprus Federation of America.

Photo credit: Demetrios Panagos