Embargoed! meets Conifa to help facilitate the London World Cup 2018!

Fahri Zihni, Chair of Embargoed!, was delighted to meet Sascha Düerkop, General Secretary of Conifa to offer our support for the Conifa World Cup 2018 football tournament in London. This is a tournament which gives a platform to all the “unrecognised” people of the world. He said “The two co-founders of Conifa, Sascha Düerkop and … Read moreEmbargoed! meets Conifa to help facilitate the London World Cup 2018!

Embargoed! writes to The Guardian: Why are you misrepresenting Turkish Cypriot women?

Helena Smith wrote on 6th January 2018 that “the majority (of Turkish Cypriots) abhor the idea of women wearing headscarves”, yet the picture chosen on 8th January to report on recent elections in the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus Parliament depicts two women in headscarves, at a poling station.  Why this attempt to misrepresent Turkish … Read moreEmbargoed! writes to The Guardian: Why are you misrepresenting Turkish Cypriot women?

British Government forces passengers from Ercan Airport to UK to disembark in Turkey

People travelling to North Cyprus have had a tough time for decades, having to change flights in Turkey, as a consequence of the unfair embargoes applied to them instigated by the Greek Cypriot Government.  This was made worse in June 2017  as a result of additional regulations introduced by the UK. Whereas, until June, flights … Read moreBritish Government forces passengers from Ercan Airport to UK to disembark in Turkey

Embargoed! “Cyprus Talks” Property Report – July 2017

The following Press Release on this landmark report was issued on 27 July 2017: A viable roadmap on land and property is fundamental to ending the decades-old Cyprus Problem and avoiding future conflict. That is the conclusion of a detailed study by Embargoed!, a London based human rights group. The comprehensive report, released today (link), … Read moreEmbargoed! “Cyprus Talks” Property Report – July 2017

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

  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 pressure group Embargoed! says the appointment of maritime … Read moreEU Hellim/Halloumi export regulations won’t work for Turkish Cypriots

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