Call to action! Help us lobby the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this summer

Imagine if you, your nephew, your daughter, or your grandchild is an outstanding sprinter. Could take on the best in the world. Could set world records, set the world alight. But it’s impossible, held back because of being a Turkish Cypriot. The 2014 Commonwealth Games take place in Glasgow this summer and despite athletes from … Read moreCall to action! Help us lobby the Glasgow Commonwealth Games this summer

Embargoed! Members Attend the third World Congress of Turkish Cypriots

MEMBERS of Embargoed!’s executive committee were invited to attend the third World Congress of Turkish Cypriots in North Cyprus last month (November). Chair Fevzi Hussein and Secretary Suzanne Nuri along with Embargoed! members John Oakes and Izzet Sinan (invited independently),all made the trip to North Cyprus on 21 November where the Congress was held at … Read moreEmbargoed! Members Attend the third World Congress of Turkish Cypriots

Historic provisional agreement reached in Zurich for Turkish Cypriot Footballers

Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Football Association (CTFA) Hasan Sertoğlu has today (5.11.13) signed a historic (provisional) agreement with his Cyprus Football Assocation (CFA) counterpart Costakis Koutsokoumis, and Michel Platini and FIFA head Sepp Blatter after ongoing talks at the FIFA HQ in Zurich. Under the arrangement, the CTFA becomes a member of the CFA … Read moreHistoric provisional agreement reached in Zurich for Turkish Cypriot Footballers

Fevzi Hussein returns for second spell as Embargoed! chair

Trade unionist and media commentator Fevzi Hussein was elected chair of Embargoed! at the group’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in central London on Sunday. It is the second time Mr Hussein has held this post for the human rights group, having previously been chair between 2007 and 2011.  He is joined by Mustafa Bozkus, … Read moreFevzi Hussein returns for second spell as Embargoed! chair

The TRNC has its first female Prime Minister

The Republican Turkish Party’s (CTP) Dr Sibel Siber makes history as North Cyprus’ first female Prime Minister, heading an interim coalition Government into the general elections due to take place on 28 July. She takes over following the collapse of the National Unity Party (UBP) led TRNC government two weeks ago. The country’s three opposition … Read moreThe TRNC has its first female Prime Minister