Association for Cypriot, Greek and Turkish Affairs

A web site by Michael Moutoussis & Zenon Stavrinides. For comments and suggestions, please e-mail either Zenon or Michael.

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Aims of the Association

The Association for Cypriot, Greek and Turkish Affairs was established to : To these ends, the Association organizes conferences, symposia, seminars, lectures and other activities in which scholars, jounalists, politicians, lawyers and other persons with a special knowledge of, or interest in, Cyprus, Greece and Turkey exhange or discuss information, analyses, views and ideas.

Association Address

The Association for Cypriot, Greek & Turkish Affairs,
Mr. Z. Stavrinides, Secretary,
17 Scott Hall Square,
Leeds LS7 3JN,
United Kingdom

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Why are Turks and Greeks in conflict ?

As a very short introduction, the two peoples have been traditionally divided along cultural and religious (Islam vs. Orthodox Christianity) lines. Both have at different times, and each for many centuries, lived on lands under dispute and both claim to have been oppressed during the years spent under the rule of the other side. The two nations have been in armed conflict of some form or another since approximately the 11th Century. This summary, though a gross oversimplification intented for the completely uninitiated, does apply to Cyprus.
As far as the Cyprus Problem is concerned in order to read the two sides of the argument click Greek / Greek Cypriot view or the Turkish / Turkish Cypriot view. These are provided here for the reader's information; ACGTA does not hold a specific position on the subject and therefore does not identify itself with either of the above.

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Forthcoming seminars and other events

The following seminars are free and open to the pubic. Please note particular venue for each seminar.

An analysis of material contained in recently released British official documents ( Summary here ! )
Friday 7 April 2000 at 6.30 p.m.
by Prof. Salahi Sonyel, Near East University, Nicosia
Chairman: Dr Zenon Stavrinides
Venue : Friends House (room 10), 173-177 Euston Rd., London NW1 2BJ
(Opposite Euston Railway and Tube Stations)

Friday 28 January 2000 at 6.30 p.m.
by Mr Robert McDonald, Freelance Writer, Broadcaster and Contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit.
Chairman: Mr Alper Riza, QC
Venue : Friends House (room 10), 173-177 Euston Rd., London NW1 2BJ
(Opposite Euston Railway and Tube Stations)

The Bank of Cyprus (London) has asked us to convey to all our members and friends a cordial invitation to attend the following lecture:
Monday 6 March 2000 at 6.45 pm
by Kate Clerides, Member of the House of Representatives, Republic of Cyprus,
Venue : The Hellenic Centre, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1M 4AS
For further inquiries telephone The Hellenic Centre on 020 7486 9196.

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Examples of the work of the Association

Click here to read some Seminar Summaries and other material produced by ACGTA.

How to Join ACGTA

The Membership year is according to the academic timetable, from 1 September to 31 August.
If you support the aims of the Association, and you wish to receive advance information about, and participate in, its various activities, you are invited to become a member. Current membership fee is UK£10.00, except for full-time students which is UK£5.00.

Registration Form to Mail or Fax

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Last modified 1 March 2000