The Representative of the Armenian Community in the Cyprus Parliament,Vartkes Mahdessian, has sent out letters of protest condemning the recent attacks on the historically Armenian city of Kessab in Syria, urging the United Nations and the European Parliament to take immediate action to safeguard the predominantly Armenian population of Kessab, Gibrahayer Magazine reported.
Furthermore the letter states that these provocations against civilians are a clear violation of international law and human rights and urges these organisations to intervene immediately to end further suffering and injustice.
The Protest Letters were sent to the following people:
Ban Ki-moon – UN Secretary General
Martin Schulz – President of the European Parliament
José Manuel Barroso – President of the European Commission
Yiannakis Omirou – President of the Cyprus Parliament
Ioannis Kassoulides – Cyprus Minister of Foreign Affairs
Eleni Theocharous – Member European Parliament
Andreas Pitsillides – Member European Parliament
Kyriakos Triantaphyllides – Member European Parliament
Takis Hadjigeorgiou – Member European Parliament
Antigoni Papadopoulou – Member European Parliament
Sophocles Sophocleous – Member European Parliament