Tuesday, April 20, 2010


For Immediate Release: April 20, 2010

NEW YORK--The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) is urging all Hellenic
patriots to post the following action alert on your blogs, sites and
messageboards and to forward to all friends and family.Please join the Letter
Writing campaign by the Pan Macedonian Association USA:

Please take some time to read the article Pearl of the Balkans (pgs. 20-25)
http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/138927.pdf included in the State
Department's official magazine, State. The article is filled with propaganda and
untruths against Greece. Please send the attached letter (or write your own) to
your Senator and Congressman and make them aware of this unheard propaganda
against an ally and NATO member country.

Find your Senator in this web link: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm
email or fax the letter after you add her/his name and sign your own at the end.
The same with your Congressman's letter. Click on your State and you will find
your Representative:

Thank you,

Nina Gatzoulis
Supreme President of the Pan-Macedonian Association
To read more and see links to the attached letters visit:

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Talat-ification of the Cyprus problem

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2010

NEW YORK—The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) releases its own
translation of the recent urgent press release from the METOPO student
organization, representing the concerns of Greek Cypriot students and youth in
regards to recent events between Chairman Christofias the Communist leader of
Cyprus and Mr. Talat the agent of Turkey.
The English translation follows below, directly followed by a link to the
original Hellenic:

The “Talat-ification” of the Cyprus problem


“Pre-election” poster of [Talat]: “[Talat], links us with Turkey”
Press Release
To [Talat-ification] of the Cypriot problem
London, 12 April 2010

It is expected that this slap to the face would come (to Chairman Christofias).
When he (Christofias) lends value and substance to the pseudo-state, why
wouldn’t the European Union and the international community? When the Chairman
of an independent, internationally recognized state does support outlaw states,
and “candidate” outlaws of “elections” in his homeland, that take place in the
illegally occupied territories of his homeland, why wouldn’t also heads of other

And who is the “candidate” that supports the Chairman of Democracy? Mehmet Ali
Talat? He is one that states and declares that he is proud of his “armed past”,
when he was a “mujahedeen” in the 77th Company of TMT (Turkish terrorist
organization) and offered his services in the criminal enterprises of Operation
Attila in 1974 (Turkish newspaper “[Zaman]”, 24/09/2006)? The one who attacked
Greek-Cypriot students [propilakise] students of METOPO [KFIB] in London in
December 2009? OR the one that will oppose, supposedly, the Turkish expansionist
interests and will agree to a `fair, viable and [leitoyrgiki]' solution? A
solution, in which he himself did declare, that he wishes confederation, but as
cover “in order to we maintain the constructive ambiguity, we use term `bizonal
bi-communal federation [omospondia]'"? (“Daily”, 11/05/2009) The “candidate”
Talat supports also the Contacts, Support and Solidarity of the illegal Turkish
settlers, while he himself Talat asks for the support of the grey wolves, the
murderers of [isaak]-Solomos. Which common interest one wonders, does the
Chairman of Democracy, Dimitris Christofias, have with the Turkish illegal
settlers and their grey wolves, which support the “candidate”?

When he himself the Chairman of Cypriot Democracy, supports the “candidate”
Talat, and makes common statements with him, despite reactions , and his
responsibility in creating a climate of feigned progress, through “generous
offers”, then it is expected for the support and promotion of “candidate” Talat
from himself and the EU. The premature publication of the decision of [EDAD] for
the “committee of compensations”, the likely or false recognition of the
pseudo-state with the regulation on “direct trade” with the EU and the
invitations for Talat in Spain and in Brussels are certainly characteristic
examples. Moreover, the entanglement of the EU in this particular subject, does
not only constitute “doping” in the “candidate” Talat, but causes serious
complications in the solution of the Cypriot problem after which are removed and
made useless the European arms from the coffers of Cypriot Democracy, to
decrease any positive role, that it can play on the EU, on a fair solution, in
the base beginnings. This is glaring by the fact that, we place as base of
discussions the full implementation the international and European rights, we
consider data that the solution presupposes divergences, granting him in turn
the presidency, and the parked vote and the acceptance of 50.000 Turks
colonists, from the first done stage of negotiations, the moment indeed where
Talat ensures the illegal Turkish settlers that they will not leave now nor
after the solution!

The METOPO of Cypriot Students United Kingdom clarifies that “it prefers” no one
“candidate” for the said elections and considers each pseudo-president
arrangement, as belonging to Turkey, it is simply a puppet. Pseudo-elections
simply break with legality, the product of illegal Turkish occupation, which
continues still in a country of Europe. The Cypriot problem is a problem of
Turkish invasion and Turkish occupation and the guilty party is Turkey. The
equitable conclusion of the Cypriot question, that is to say a solution `fair,
viable and workable', a solution that will include the complete release of
Cyprus, does not depend neither on [Talat] or [Eroglou], nor does it depend on
the “good will of” Turkey. It exclusively depends on our own political
leadership if it practices the pressures, via reliable allies, which will force
out the occupation by Turkey, and if Turkey is moved from her imperialistic,
expansionist plans and behaves in the framework of international legality.

Press Office
METOPO of Cypriot Students United Kingdom
press@ metopo.org.uk


Προεκλογική» αφίσα του Ταλάτ: «Ο Ταλάτ, μας ενώνει με την Τουρκία»
Προς ταλατοποίηση του Κυπριακού προβλήματος
Λονδίνο, 12 Απριλίου 2010
Θα έπρεπε να ήταν αναμενόμενα τα ραπίσματα. Όταν εμείς οι ίδιοι προσδίδουμε αξία
και υπόσταση στο ψευδοκράτος, γιατί να μην προσδώσει η Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση και η
διεθνής κοινότητα; Όταν ο Πρόεδρος ενός ανεξάρτητου, διεθνώς αναγνωρισμένου
κράτους υποστηρίζει δημόσια, κάποιον «υποψήφιο» των παράνομων «εκλογών», οι
οποίες λαμβάνουν χώρα στα κατεχόμενα εδάφη της πατρίδας του, γιατί να μην
ασχοληθούν και αρχηγοί άλλων κρατών;
Και ποιός είναι ο «υποψήφιος» που υποστηρίζει ο Πρόεδρος της Δημοκρατίας; Ο
Μεχμέτ Αλί Ταλάτ; Αυτός που δημόσια δηλώνει πως είναι περήφανος για το «ένοπλο
παρελθόν» του, όταν ήταν μουτζαχίντ στον 77ο Λόχο της ΤΜΤ και προσέφερε τις
υπηρεσίες του στις πολεμικές επιχειρήσεις του Αττίλα το 1974 (τουρκική εφημερίδα
«Ζαμάν», 24/09/2006); Αυτός που προπηλάκισε τους φοιτητές-μέλη του ΜΕΤΩΠΟΥ ΚΦΗΒ
στο Λονδίνο τον Δεκέμβριο του 2009; Ή αυτός που θα εναντιωθεί, δήθεν, στα
τουρκικά επεκτατικά συμφέροντα και θα συμφωνήσει για μια ‘δίκαιη, βιώσιμη και
λειτουργική’ λύση; Μια λύση, για την οποία ο ίδιος δήλωσε, πως επιθυμεί
συνομοσπονδία, αλλά «για να διατηρήσουμε την εποικοδομητική ασάφεια,
χρησιμοποιούμε τον όρο ‘διζωνική δικοινοτική ομοσπονδία’»; («Καθημερινή»,
11/05/2009) Την «υποψηφιότητα» Ταλάτ στηρίζει και ο Σύνδεσμος Στήριξης και
Αλληλεγγύης των Τούρκων εποίκων, ενώ ο ίδιος ο Ταλάτ ζητάει την υποστήριξη και
των γκρίζων λύκων, των δολοφόνων των Ισαάκ-Σολωμού. Τί κοινό συμφέρον έχει
άραγε, ο Πρόεδρος της Δημοκρατίας, Δημήτρης Χριστόφιας, με τους Τούρκους
έποικους και τους γκρίζους λύκους, και υποστηρίζουν την ίδια «υποψηφιότητα»;
Όταν ο ίδιος ο Πρόεδρος της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας, στηρίζει την «υποψηφιότητα»
Ταλάτ, προβαίνοντας σε κοινές δηλώσεις μαζί του, παρά τις αντιδράσεις στο
εσωτερικό μέτωπο, και δημιουργώντας κλίμα επίπλαστης προόδου, μέσα από
«γενναιόδωρες προσφορές», τότε αναμενόμενη θα έπρεπε να θεωρείται η στήριξη και
προώθηση της «υποψηφιότητας» Ταλάτ από την ίδια την ΕΕ. Η πρόωρη έκδοση της
απόφασης του ΕΔΑΔ για την «επιτροπή αποζημιώσεων», η πιθανή ταϊβανοποίηση του
ψευδοκράτους με τον κανονισμό για «απευθείας εμπόριο» με την ΕΕ και οι
προσκλήσεις του Ταλάτ στην Ισπανία και στις Βρυξέλλες είναι μερικά
χαρακτηριστικά παραδείγματα. Επιπλέον, η εμπλοκή της ΕΕ στο συγκεκριμένο θέμα,
δεν αποτελεί μόνο «ντοπάρισμα» στην «υποψηφιότητα» Ταλάτ, αλλά προκαλεί σοβαρές
επιπλοκές στη λύση του Κυπριακού προβλήματος αφού αφαιρούνται και αχρηστεύονται
τα ευρωπαϊκά όπλα από την φαρέτρα της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας, θέλοντας να
μειώσουν τον οποιοδήποτε θετικό ρόλο, που μπορεί να διαδραματίσει η ΕΕ, για μια
δίκαιη λύση, στη βάση των αρχών της. Αυτό εξυφαίνεται από το γεγονός ότι, αντί
να θέτουμε ως βάση των συνομιλιών την πλήρη εφαρμογή του διεθνούς και ευρωπαϊκού
δικαίου, θεωρούμε δεδομένο ότι η λύση προϋποθέτει αποκλίσεις, προτείνοντας την
εκ περιτροπής προεδρία, τη σταθμισμένη ψήφο και την αποδοχή 50.000 Τούρκων
εποίκων, από το πρώτο κιόλας στάδιο των διαπραγματεύσεων, τη στιγμή μάλιστα που
ο Ταλάτ διαβεβαιώνει τους εποίκους ότι δεν θα φύγει ούτε ένας μετά τη λύση!
Το ΜΕΤΩΠΟ Κυπρίων Φοιτητών Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου ξεκαθαρίζει ότι δεν «προτιμά»
κανένα «υποψήφιο» για τις λεγόμενες εκλογές και θεωρεί πως κάθε ψευδοπρόεδρος
ενός καθεστώτος, το οποίο είναι υποχείριο της Τουρκίας, είναι απλώς μια
μαριονέτα. Οι ψευδοεκλογές απλώς προσπαθούν να επικαλύψουν με νομιμότητα, το
προϊόν της πιο βάρβαρης κατοχής, που συνεχίζει ακόμη σε χώρα της Ευρώπης. Το
Κυπριακό πρόβλημα είναι πρόβλημα εισβολής και κατοχής και ο ένοχος είναι η
Τουρκία. Η ορθή κατάληξη του Κυπριακού ζητήματος, δηλαδή μια λύση ‘δίκαιη,
βιώσιμη και λειτουργική’, μια λύση που θα περιλαμβάνει την πλήρη απελευθέρωση
της Κύπρου, δεν εξαρτάται ούτε από τον Ταλάτ ή τον Έρογλου, κι ούτε από την
«καλή θέληση» της Τουρκίας. Εξαρτάται αποκλειστικά από την δική μας πολιτική
ηγεσία να ασκήσει τις πιέσεις εκείνες, μέσω αξιόπιστων συμμάχων, που θα
εξαναγκάσουν την κατοχική Τουρκία, να μετακινηθεί από τα ιμπεριαλιστικά,
επεκτατικά σχέδια της και να συμπεριφερθεί στα πλαίσια της διεθνούς νομιμότητας.
Γραφείο Τύπου
ΜΕΤΩΠΟ Κυπρίων Φοιτητών Ηνωμένου Βασιλείου


Το Κυπριακό Δίκτυο Δράσης τής Αμερικής (CANA) είναι κίνημα βγαλμένο από τη βάση,
μη κερδοσκοπικό, που υποστηρίζει τη γνήσια αυτοδιάθεση και τα ανθρώπινα
δικαιώματα για τον λαό τής Κύπρου.

Για να προστεθείτε στη ηλ. Ταχυδρομική λίστα της επαγρύπνησης δράσης της CANA, ή
για να συστήσετε την CANA σε έναν φίλο ή έναν συνάδελφο, παρακαλώ διαβιβάστε το
σχετικό όνομα και τη διεύθυνση ηλεκτρονικού ταχυδρομείου, με τον τίτλο
“προσθέστε το ηλεκτρονικό ταχυδρομείο στην λίστα διανομής της CANA”, στο

Ενθαρρύνεστε να διαβιβάσετε αυτήν την επαγρύπνησης δράσης σε πέντε ή περισσότερα
άτομα που μπορει να έχουν ενδιαφέρον για τις ηλεκτρονικές διανομές μας ή για την
αποστολή της CANA.

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δράσης στο διαδίκτυο εφ’ όσον πιστώνετε την CANA και το συντάκτη (ες).
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Second Hellenic Genocide Commemoration outside the UN on April 6, 2010

For Immediate Release: April 8, 2010

Contact: Nikolaos Taneris, Tel. 1-(917)-699-9935

New York, NY- On April 6, 2010 The Pan-Thracian Union of America “ORPHEUS” in
cooperation with the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York
remembered the Hellenic Genocide in Thrace and all victims of the Armenian,
Assyrian and Hellenic Genocide perpetrated by Turkey. This year’s event marks
the second year in a row that community activists and leaders gathered at Ralph
J Bunche Park outside the United Nations in New York for the commemoration of
Hellenic Genocide in Thrace, Asia Minor and Pontos.

Organizers of the event Ioannis Fidanakis, and Nikolaos Taneris were assisted by
board members of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, Mr.
Christos Orfanakos and Mr. Ioannis Goros in setting up placards with
reproductions of American newspaper accounts of the Hellenic Genocide, and
poster boards of Genocide perpetrators “ENVER” PASHA and Mustafa Kemal. The
educational pamphlet “The Genocide of Greeks: A Case Study of the Region of
Thrace” by Theofanis Malkidis was distributed to a diverse group of people
attending which at one point included scores of local elementary school
students. This year a giant ceremonial funereal wreath of flowers was propped up
by the podium, alongside a sign that read “GREEK GENOCIDE PERPETRATED BY TURKEY
1914-1923” (Please view links to articles below for pictures)

Master of Ceremonies and current President of the Pan Thracian Union of America
“Orpheus” Nikolaos Taneris addressed the crowd and acknowledged the activists in
attendance and those honored attendees seated by the speaker’s podium for
dedication to Genocide awareness over the years. Mr. Bill Theo was a notable of
attendance; Mr. Theo has been organizing a Greek Genocide Memorial in Three
Hierarch’s Church in Brooklyn going back to the 1990s and has lectured around
the USA about the Genocide in Smyrna that is commemorated on the days of
September 9-22 every year. Taneris encouraged the attendees to speak out and
tell their stories to the world, at one point a descendent of Genocide
survivors, Mr. Aristides Philip Duval came to the stage and related the story
of how his grandfather was hanged by the Turks in Thrace. The event commenced
with the recital of the ancient Hellenic hymn “THANATOS” in original Hellenic by
Hellenic scholar Georgia Nomikos

Speakers included Mr. Garo Manjikian , the Executive Director of the Armenian
National Committee of America (ANCA)-Eastern Region, Mr. Sabri Atman the founder
and director of the Assyrian Genocide and Research Center, Mr. Elias Tsekerides
a community activist who is currently Deputy President of the International
Confederation of Pontian Hellenes and Coordinator of the Greek Independence Day
Parade that will take place on April 18th on Fifth Avenue in New York City and
President of the Parish Council of Prophet Elias Church of Yonkers, N.Y. Mr.
Elias Tsekerides is also Past President of the Pan Pontian Federation of U.S.A.
and CANADA, past Parade Chairman and Treasurer of the Federation of Hellenic
Societies of Greater New York and an Active Member of the Order of AHEPA Chapter
No. 51, Yonkers, N.Y and very much involved in the Political Arena locally,
State wide and Nationally. Mr. Dimitris Molohides the President of the
Pan-Pontian Federation USA and CANADA who has lead Pontian Genocide
commemorations also spoke and was honored.

This year’s event was covered by influential writer Pamela Geller the editor and
publisher of the Atlas Shrugs Web site she is also former associate publisher of
the New York Observer. Her Op-Eds have appeared in The Washington Times,
Newsmax, Human Events, Big Government, WorldNetDaily, the American Thinker,
Israel National News, and other publications. She is the author (with Robert
Spencer) of the forthcoming book The Post-American Presidency: The Obama
Administration's War on America (Threshold Editions/Simon & Schuster).

Pamela Geller’s article “Another Genocide by Islam: Anniversary remembrance of
the Greek Genocide across from the UN” is available here:


The blogger the “silent” majority no more! also wrote an article with pictures
and videos:


Following the conclusion of the event Mr. Nikolaos Taneris, President of the Pan
Thracian Union of America “Orpheus” and Mr. Ioannis Fidanakis, former President
and board member of the Pan Thracian Union of America “Orpheus” took the
ceremonial funereal wreath for the inncoent victims of the Greek Genocide to the
Greek Consulate in New York on 69 E. 79 Street in Manhattan. To our dismay, when
the Greek diplomats saw our wreath and the pamphlet “GREEK GENOCIDE IN THRACE: A
CASE STUDY” they quickly bowed their heads and scurried away and hid from sight.
Not even a thank you, or an acknowledgement was made for the innocent victims of
the Greek Genocide by the diplomats or representatives of Greece in New York.
Flowers for the innocent victims of the Greek Genocide of 1914-1923, are for the
Greek diplomats of New York, Unwanted Flowers.

Mr. Kristis Ciakas has shot a video of the Unwanted Flowers, which may be
submitted to short film festivals, and for now is available on you tube, it is
titled….Unwanted Flowers.

You Tube Video: Unwanted Flowers

April 6th has been designated by The World Thracian Congress as the
International Remembrance Day for the Greek Genocide in Eastern Thrace
(Anatoliki Thraki) , in recent years, the International Association of Genocide
Scholars (IAGS) recognized this genocide stating:"BE IT RESOLVED that it is the
conviction of the International Association of Genocide Scholars that the
Ottoman campaign against Christian minorities of the Empire between 1914 and
1923 constituted a genocide against Armenians, Assyrians, and Pontian and
Anatolian Greeks. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Association calls upon the
government of Turkey to acknowledge the genocides against these populations, to
issue a formal apology, and to take prompt and meaningful steps toward

The Greek Newspaper The National Herald ethnikos kirix 8 april 2010 page 1 has a
front page picture of our commemoration,see pdf download:

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