Author: İpek Özerim

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Former UK government minister: “There are two states in Cyprus. We all need to reflect on that more fully”

On Wednesday, 24 March, the British Turkish Cypriot Association will screen the third and final instalment of its webinar series ‘The Future of Cyprus: Two States? Federalism?’ with a heavyweight panel that includes former British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, TRNC President Ersin Tatar’s Special Representative Ergün Olgun, and international relations guru Professor Hasan Ünal. When the […]

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10 things you may not know about the embargoes on Turkish Cypriots 

Did you know that Turkish Cypriots have been deprived of their political, economic and social rights since 1964? Turkish Cypriots are the co-founders of the Republic of Cyprus, a small island in the Eastern Mediterranean. The island became independent from British rule in 1960 and a new power-sharing state was created between Cyprus’ two largest […]

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“Labour only cares about Greek Cypriots” – UK Turkish Cypriots blast Shadow Ministers’ letter to Foreign Secretary

Labour stands accused of “anti-Turkish bias” after a letter about Cyprus sent by Shadow Ministers Fabian Hamilton and Catherine West to Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, used offensive language and failed to incorporate Turkish Cypriot views. Hamilton, the Shadow Minister for Peace & Disarmament, and West, the Shadow Minister for Europe and the Americas, incensed […]

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TIME Magazine and BTCA Arpalık documentary show it really was “death at high noon” for Cyprus in 1964

The international community and media and many Cypriots often wrongly claim that Cyprus was split in 1974, when in fact the division had occurred a decade earlier. This crucial detail is clear from reviewing historical archives and articles written by journalists present in Cyprus during or immediately after the outbreak of the Cyprus conflict on 21 […]

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Arsenal revises policy after British Turks accuse club of “double standards” over Ozil and Aubameyang posts

Arsenal Football Club has revised its communications policy after a leading community group accused the club of “double standards”. The complaint was made by the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations in an open letter sent to the board of the North London club last month. Penned by CTCA chair Ertuğrul Mehmet, the powerfully worded letter […]