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Turkish Cypriot producers call for support from UK to ensure hellim/halloumi protected status works

Turkish Cypriot producers call for support from UK to ensure hellim/halloumi protected status works image

Ali Çıralı, president of the Cyprus Turkish Chamber of Industry (CTCI), has appealed for help from the Turkish Cypriot Diaspora and the British Government to ensure the impending protected status for hellim/halloumi will benefit all Cypriot producers. His request came during a three-day...

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EU Hellim/Halloumi export regulations won't work for Turkish Cypriots

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The European Commission has been told its proposals to regulate the trade in Hellim/Halloumi, the traditional cheese of Cyprus, are "not sufficient to safeguard the interests of Turkish Cypriots and not in keeping with the new positive spirit of the Peace Talks." The respected Turkish Cypriot...

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All Change at Embargoed!

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All Change at Embargoed!’ 5 May 2015: Fahri Zihni, a former Acting Chair of the Embargoed! Human Rights group was elected unopposed as the new Chair at the group’s AGM held at the Turkish Cypriot Community Association in Haringey yesterday. Highlighting his plans for Embargoed!...

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New Embargoed Committee

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Last month following the AGM of Embargoed a new committee was elected to continue the activities of the group....

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

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

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...

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Embargoed! Members Attend the third World Congress of Turkish Cypriots

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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...

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Historic Agreement reached in Zurich

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Leader of the Turkish Cypriot Football Association Hasan Sertoğlu has today (5.11.13) signed a historic (provisional) agreement with his 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...

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Fevzi Hussein returns for second spell as Embargoed! chair

Fevzi Hussein returns for second spell as Embargoed! chair image

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. ...

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The TRNC has its first female Prime Minister

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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...

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Cyprus All Party Parliamentary Group a Turkish Cypriot free zone

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We were alarmed to learn that Baroness Meral Ece- Hussein, the only Turkish Cypriot representative in the UK Parliament, has resigned from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Cyprus following what she has publicly described as underhand tactics which forced her out. Dubbed the “Greek...

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Last Update:
21st Mar 2017