Tag: TRNC embargoes

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UK government claims it can’t permit direct flights to North Cyprus as would “breach international law”

The British government has responded negatively to a petition on the UK Parliament website calling for direct flights to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC). The response, penned by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), said the “UK Government has no plans to authorise direct flights between the UK and the north of […]

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Turkish Cypriot MPs warn of Greek Cypriot bid to scrap EU direct trade pledge

GREEK Cypriot political party leaders are trying to “cancel” a pledge made by the European Union to allow North Cyprus to trade directly with the bloc, a cross-party group of Turkish Cypriot MPs has warned. Three MPs from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) were in Brussels recently at the same time as the […]

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EXCLUSIVE: British woman blasts ‘vile behaviour’ of Greek Cypriot undertakers following mum’s death in North Cyprus

THE daughter of a British woman who died while on holiday in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) has accused Greek Cypriot undertakers responsible for flying her mother’s body back to the UK of “mistreatment” and “vile behaviour”. Liverpool-born Lynda Ann Dawson, who died aged 62, had been in North Cyprus with daughter Hayley […]

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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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Lord Balfe blasts Britain’s stance on Turkish Cypriots

The UK will not take “even the smallest step” to recognise the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) because of Greek Cypriot threats over the future of the Sovereign Base Areas, a member of the House of Lords has said. Conservative peer Lord Balfe said that the TRNC was “right not to trust” the British […]

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Legal warning over Cyprus cheese trademark
 

Cheese producers and distributors could end up with a legal battle on their hands if they seek to take advantage of the Greek Cypriot administration’s loss of its “halloumi” trademark in the UK, an expert has warned. T-VINE reported last month how officials in South Cyprus were left red-faced after it emerged that they had […]