Union of Cypriots was founded by Cypriots who have been struggling for communal existence against the occupation in Cyprus since 1974. As a main principle, it campaigns for the national liberation of Cypriots, under the flag that İsmet Güney gifted us in 1960, the flag of the Republic of Cyprus.
As a vanguard formation, it fights for the full independence of Cyprus and against the foreign powers who see the island as an unsinkable aircraft carrier for their illegal military activities in West Asia and North Africa. It stands against the fronts that continue to chant for both the treasonous coup of Cyprus that was orchestrated by the US-backed Greek junta and the Turkish occupation that followed in 1974. Acknowledging that the Cypriot republic is not functioning since 1963 because of imperialists and their local Grecophile-Turcophile collaborationists, Union of Cypriots sees a vital importance in advocating the Cypriot nationalism with its progressive values, to leave one and whole Cyprus to future generations.
Another issue that we are aware of is the neoliberal policies that wild globalism and corrupt politicians implement in our island, both in free and occupied areas, by taking advantage of the current status-quo. When Union of Cypriots analyses today’s situation, it concludes that Greek-speaking and Turkish-speaking Cypriots are the only losers among the included sides in the “Cyprus game”. It believes in the idea that Cypriotism is the only way to end this exploitation.
STRUGGLE FOR EXISTENCE AGAINST GENOCIDE
We acknowledge that with the systematic persecution and socio-cultural oppression against the Turkish-speaking Cypriots who are trapped in the occupied areas, their right to live on their homeland was taken from them. As a result of all these policies, the number of Cypriots who can live in the north of the island today has decreased to a tenth of the number of illegal Turkish settlers who came after the occupation. Union of Cypriots stands against this genocide against Turkish-speaking Cypriots, which has reached its peak, and fights against the illegal Turkish settlement in Cyprus.
OUR VIEW ON THE CYPRUS ISSUE
We reject any separatist and segregationist federal solution which will only help foreign powers keep their hands on Cyprus forever. At the same time, we also do not believe that a solution that will provide independence for Cypriots will come from a table that includes colonialists and their international organizations. Union of Cypriots believes that the only solution can come through a republic founded on unitary state values built by all Cypriots, to determine their own destiny. Therefore it advocates that the first step of achieving this is possible by turning back to the 1960 constitution and strengthening it with the principles of “one nation, one flag, one homeland and one state”. Cyprus for Cypriots!
The Union of Cypriots established links with many organisations all over world and has a long past of international work. Our international relations help us strengthen the independence struggle of Cypriots and fight against imperialism, in coordination with other movements around the world.
Union of Cypriots is a proud member of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), the largest global formation of anti-imperialist and democratic organizations in the world.