The Association

A very warm welcome to our website

History of the Famagusta Association of Great Britain

The association was formed back in the 1980s to bring together Famagustians and friends of Famagusta, but also to act as a pressure group for the return of the Town to its rightful owners.

The Association has played an effective role both within the Cypriot Community here in the UK but also in highlighting the unique circumstances surrounding the Turkish occupation of the town of Famagusta to successive UK governments and the EU. It has also maintained a close link with the Municipality of Famagusta. The association is non-party political.

The website is dedicated to all Famagustians wherever they may be living now, having being uprooted during the Turkish invasion and subsequent occupation of our Town in August of 1974. We hope to keep you informed of major international political decisions regarding the Town, meetings of the association with decision makers and functions celebrating the past role of the Town as a cultural, tourist and commercial centre.

The association's objectives are:

  • To represent our Association on the political front concerning Famagusta. in the United Kingdom, Europe and Cyprus
  • To Lobby Governments and other Organisations on the Cyprus and Famagusta issue
  • To update our members on the latest political developments concerning Famagusta
  • To increase effective communication between our members through organising cultural and social events.
  • To keep members informed of the Association's activities
  • To keep the resolve of returning to Famagusta alive and pass it on to the next generation.

  • How you can help

    We would welcome your help in building the website by sending us suggestions and any material you may have relating to Famagusta, which you would like to share with other Famagustians or friends of Famagusta. Apart from photographs, you may also like to share and help document memorable events, stories and festivities relating to everyday life in Famagusta.

    We will endeavor to keep you posted of any events that are organized relating to Famagusta in the UK, in Cyprus and anywhere else in the world. We would be more than happy to include these events in our events calendar. We will try to provide links to sites which we feel may be useful or be of interest to you and would welcome any suggestions of sites which you feel are appropriate.

    We will also aim to update you on the latest political developments concerning Famagusta, and we will be more than happy to have your comments.

    The Committee Members

    Here is a list of the Committee members