Theofilos Georgiadis | 27 years since his cowardly murder
Defence Redefined
Published on 20/03/2021 at 20:50

27 years are completed today since the cowardly murder of Theofilos Georgiadis, which was planned by the Turkish Secret Services (MIT). Theofilos Georgiadis was born on September 9, 1957 in Evrychou and served his military service in the 32nd Commando Battalion with the rank of the Reserve Lieutenant. 

During the period 1977-1981 he studied Political Science at Panteion University of Athens. He learned the Turkish language and acquired a specialization in Turkology, continuing his studies in France and Germany.

As an excellent speaker of the Turkish language, in 1986 he took over the position of the spokesperson in the Turkish Affairs Department of the Press and Information Office, at the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Cyprus. His main mission was to study the Turkish press and submit reports to the Cypriot Government.

Theofilos Georgiadis had deep patriotic feelings and his love for Cyprus became a vision and a struggle for its liberation. Having acquired all the necessary intellectual supplies, he expressed this vision by speaking at hundreds of events, giving interviews and publishing numerous articles in the Greek, Greek Cypriot and international press. He spoke and wrote about the Cyprus issue, the rights of Hellenism, the Genocide against the Greeks of Pontus, the National Issues, the Armenian Issue and the national liberation struggle of the Kurds.

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In 1988, Theofilos, together with other fellow patriots, created the Cyprus Solidarity Committee in Kurdistan. He was an active supporter in the struggles of the Liberation Front of Kurdistan, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the People’s Defence Forces (former People’s Liberation Army of Kurdistan), visiting the training sites of Kurdish fighters, while he was a member of the editorial team of the magazine “Voice of Kurdistan”.

On the 12th and the 13th of March 1994 he took part in the organization of the Brussels International Conference and was “the soul of the Conference” – as he was called – in which participants condemned Turkey for Genocide, while in the morning of Sunday, March 20, 1994, he released his latest text on the occasion of the Kurdish New Year (“Nevroz”) holiday, which coincides with the Kurdish uprising.

On the same night, Sunday, March 20, at 10.15 pm, he was killed outside his house, after being shot at close range five times. The executors who, according to the prevailing scenario, were recruited by Turkey were also killed a few weeks later, according to press reports.

With information from: blogs.sch.gr

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