Last weekend, GCT was at Notis Sfakianakis’ concert, who is one of the most successful artists of all time in Greece and Cyprus, when he paid tribute to Solomos Solomou.

Solomos was a Greek Cypriot refugee who was murdered on 14 August 1996, after being shot in the head by a Turkish officer while trying to while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone near Cyprus. The killing occurred in the aftermath of the funeral of Solomou’s cousin Tassos Isaac, who was also murdered a few days earlier by Turkish nationalists.

In 2009, Sfakianakis released the song “Itan Trelos” to pay tribute to Solomou who is considered a national hero in Greece and Cyprus and protested against Turkey’s military occupation of northern Cyprus.

*You can watch his performance here

 

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