A memorial service was held at the at Kykkos Monastery on August 3 for Archbishop Makarios III, Cyprus` first President, who died of a heart attack, on August 3, 1977.
Nicos Anastasiades, the President of the Republic of Cyprus was represented by Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides.
Marinos Sizopoulos, Deputy Head of the socialist party EDEK, also spoke at the service and said that “those who are interested in a real solution of the Cyprus issue, should exert pressure on Turkey”.
Sizopoulos emphasized that a Cyprus solution should be based on the international law and the EU’s acquis communautaire. According to CNA he added that “that any attempt to upgrade the illegal regime in occupied Cyprus, will not be accepted.”