November 15, 2016 | The Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) congratulates all Turkish Cypriots and Turks around the world on the 33rd Anniversary of the founding of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).

As the search for a just and sustainable solution on the island of Cyprus continues, it is important to note that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is and will continue to be one of the cornerstones of peace, stability and reconciliation.

The Turkish Cyprus Intervention of 1974 is one of two modern military interventions that improved human rights and democracy, the other being the British intervention in the Falkland Islands. The Turkish intervention of 1974 toppled the Greek junta in Greece and arrested anti-Turkish and anti-Muslim massacres by the Greek military and Greek Cypriot militias that had been campaigning for Greek and Greek Orthodox Christian homogeneity on the island since 1963 under the ineffective watch of United Nations Security Forces.