Tag: Embargoed!

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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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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 […]

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CTCA sounds alarm bells after Britain “undermines” Turkish Cypriots’ political rights

The Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations UK (CTCA) has launched a campaign to stop plans for commercial and residential development on Turkish Cypriot property in Britain’s Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) in Cyprus, calling the plans “unlawful”. The CTCA accuses the UK government of “deliberately undermining” Turkish Cypriot legal and political rights in order to move […]

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Turkish Cypriots, UN Resolution 186 of 4 March 1964, and the start of the embargoes

Fifty five years ago today, the United Nations (UN) Security Council passed a resolution, the ramifications of which continues to be felt decades later. Three years after the independence of Cyprus from British rule, leaders of the Greek Cypriot community initiated their notorious Akritas Plan, which aimed to overthrow the power-sharing arrangement between themselves and […]

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MPs respond to Turkish Cypriot concerns over UK’s North Cyprus air embargo

A correspondence campaign regarding the Pegasus security clamp-down for flights from Ercan Airport to Britain is starting to bear fruit. The campaign was launched by the British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA), Embargoed! and T-VINE Magazine. One of the first to get active was Barnet resident and advertising consultant Sonya Karafistan. Her template letter to MPs […]

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Lord Maginnis calls for High Commissioner Kidd to be sacked, as row heats up

  The furore over British High Commissioner Matthew Kidd’s attempts to justify Great Britain’s handling of the Cyprus problem continues. One British peer has called for “disciplinary action” against the senior diplomat, while many other British expats and Turkish Cypriots have voiced their indignation at Mr Kidd’s comments. In a very rare visit to the […]

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CONIFA Euro Cup 2017 gets underway in North Cyprus tonight

  A European football tournament for nations and territories excluded by FIFA kicks off this evening, with the hosts North Cyprus facing Kárpátalja in the opening match at the Atatürk Stadium in Lefkoşa. The winner of the CONIFA Euro Cup 2017 will be crowned in the TRNC capital next Sunday. A total of eight teams […]