11th Anniversary of Referendum

Today is the 11th anniversary of the Referendum which was made simultaneously on both sides of Cyprus, for the Annan Plan.

The solution plan was offered to Cypriots by the UN Secretary General of the period Kofi Annan and was the first comprehensive plan that included everything on inter-communal talks which began in Beirut in June 1968.

Tens of thousands of Turkish Cypriots gave support to the process of Annan plan with the action taken at the İnönü square, but the Greek Cypriots were called to say ‘no’ to the Annan Plan on national television at the leadership of Tasos Papadopoulos who was known to be extremely right-wing.

In response to Turkish Cypriot’s %65 ‘yes’ vote, Greek Cypriots rejected the plan offered to referendum by voting  %75 ‘no’.