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Biased EU Turkish Cypriot aid report overturned

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Turkish Cypriots enjoyed a sweet victory in the EU, having forced important changes to the Kalfin report. Commissioned by the European Parliament's Committee on Budgetary Control (CONT), findings detailed by Bulgarian MEP Ivailo Kalfin in his November report into the EU’s €259 million...

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Acapulco settles with former Greek Cypriot owner

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In another important development in the Cyprus property issue, Mr Caginer, a Turkish Cypriot and current owner of North Cyprus' Acapulco hotel village, paid £3.4 million to the former Greek Cypriot owner to buy the freehold of the resort. The popular resort is situated in Catalkoy, outside...

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Communication Workers Union hones in on Olympic injustice

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The Communication Workers Union (CWU) highlighted the sporting injustices Turkish Cypriots face in the latest edition of its membership magazine Drum, which is circulated to all 210,000 members and other trade unionists. In an article titled "Turkish Cypriots denied right to compete in London 2012",...

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Brussels assists equal Hellim/Halloumi protection

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London Liberal Democrat MEP Sarah Ludford has welcomed the news that the Republic of Cyprus has withdrawn an application for the traditional Cypriot cheese to be given EU recognised protected origin (PDO) status only as Halloumi. Sarah Ludford worked with her LibDem colleague Andrew Duff MEP in...

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Lib Dem MEP leads delegation to North Cyprus, calls for end to the isolation

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Liberal Democrat MEP Sir Graham Watson today led a delegation of eight MEPs to Northern Cyprus, where he met Turkish Cypriot leader Dervi? Ero?lu, leaders of the Turkish Cypriot political parties and leaders of business and non-governmental organisations. Sir Graham said: "Liberal Democrats deeply...

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Political parties tell British Turks to ‘get out and vote’ on 3rd May

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A high-powered panel of guests from across the British political spectrum took part in a TV programme aimed at British Turks on the eve of the London elections. They included Labour mayoral candidate Ken Livingstone and four Greater London Assembly candidates – Dr Shahrar Ali (Green),...

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Lobby in Girne and Vienna against Unjust Embargoes

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The following is taken from Avrupa Gazete [original story is here] Lobby in Girne and Vienna against unjust embargoes Embargoed! delegates had a busy week of lobbying presenting at both the Second World Turkish Foundation Congress in Girne and the OSCE (Organisation for Security and...

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Lord Maginnis: "Current Developments on Cyprus"

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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass, a veteran lobbyist for Turkish Cypriot human rights, spoke at the School of Oriental and African Studies yesterday. Speaking as part of a seminar on "Turks in the Global World: New Challenges at the beginning of the 21st Century", his own part of the talk was titled...

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BRS Invitation Ignored by British “Cyprus Group” MP’s

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An invitation from the BRS to a group of British MP’s visiting south Cyprus, offering to host them in the north, has received no response. The parliamentary group was invited by email before they flew to south Cyprus on the 14th February on what they claimed to be a “fact finding...

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Embargoed! Co-Founder & Chair Meets Archbishop Desmond Tutu

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The following is an extract taken from an article first published in Cyprus Today on 19 February 2011 by Ipek Ozerim. Digging up the past in search of the future by Ipek Ozerim. I recently attended the screening of a documentary called ‘Digging up the past in search of the future’....

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Last Update:
25th Oct 2014