Message from Mrs. Roma Siachos, Secretary of Pontian Community of Melbourne and Chairman of the Coordinating Committee of Pontian Associations of Melbourne, for the Events of Remembrance of the Genocide of Pontian Hellenism, on the occasion of the 46th Black Anniversary of the Turkish invasion:

Forty-six years since the Black Anniversary of the Turkish invaders of July 20, 1974.

The thought of all, travels today with respect to the thousands of brave Cypriots and Greeks who fought in defense of the homeland, as well as those who sacrificed their lives, the missing and those who were forced to leave their homeland.

The Coordinating Committee for the Events of Remembrance of the Genocide of Pontian Hellenism, we are in solidarity with the Cypriot people, we support with our participation the struggles of our Cypriot brothers for a just and sustainable solution, the end of the occupation and the reunification of the martyr island.

Our struggle is common, the same abuser, a story, a pain. This struggle is evident even today with the recent change of the museum of Agia Sophia into a mosque.

Forty-six tragic summers Hellenism does not forget the victims, we bow to the memory of our brothers who fell in Cyprus in 1974.

We do not forget the consequences of the occupation. No one forgets. Nothing is forgotten. The fight continues.