A committee of experts and officials from the Cyprus House of Representatives concluded on Friday the digitalization of the “Cyprus File”, consisting of archive material regarding the 1974 coup d’ Etat and the subsequent Turkish invasion in Cyprus. The material will be delivered to the Hellenic Parliament.
According to an announcement by the House of Representatives, the “Cyprus File” containing the findings of an inquiry made by the Hellenic Parliament onto the matter, was handed over by the President of the Hellenic Parliament, Nikos Voutsis, to the President of the House of Representative, Demetris Syllouris, on July 14, 2017.
The material was digitalized in the framework of a Protocol for Cooperation, signed between the Hellenic Parliament and the Cyprus House of Representatives, in order to facilitate access to the File.
This is an important step in the effort to make use of the material for parliamentary, scientific and historical purposes, it is added. The announcement says that according to the Protocol, both Presidents need to give their approval for any such action.
According to the understanding between the two Presidents, the material in its digital form will be delivered to the Hellenic Parliament the soonest possible, according to the provisions of the Protocol.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops invaded and occupied its northern third. The latest round of UN-backed talks in Crans-Montana, Switzerland, ended inconclusively. The peace talks under the auspices of the UN aim at reuniting the island under a federal roof.