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Letters, Dear Sir Keir, Labour can’t help Cyprus achieve peace with “inflammatory, uneducated” views

Dear T-VINE,   Please publish this open letter to Sir Keir Starmer, Leader of the Labour Party.   Dear Sir Keir, I write to you in dismay, following the letter sent to Dominic Raab from Shadow Ministers Fabian Hamilton and Catherine West (“Labour only cares about Greek Cypriots” – UK Turkish Cypriots blast Shadow Ministers’ […]

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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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Management of Turkish Cypriot refugee properties in Baf/Paphos causes friction

An inspection of Turkish Cypriot refugee properties in Baf / Paphos by a delegation from the Greek Cypriot Parliament’s Refugees Committee ended in an angry exchange that required police intervention. The Committee’s visit on Friday to Mutallo / Mouttalos led to a face-off with Greek Cypriot refugees, resulting in “some pushing and shoving…following a heated […]

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BRT to screen live ‘What is the Future for Cyprus’ debate featuring past and present British MPs

Tonight a group of current and former British Parliamentarians will form part of a panel to debate ‘What is the future for Cyprus?’ Chaired by former government Minister Brooks Newmark, the panel comprises of Andrew Rosindell MP, former MPs Lee Scott and Michael Stephen QC, and Professor Hüseyin Işıksal, a Turkish Cypriot international relations expert […]

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Over 200 Turkish Cypriots dead from coronavirus in the UK

At least 191 Turkish Cypriots have died from Covid-19 – over half in the last two months – according to Ambassador Oya Tuncalı, who represents the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) in London. Within days of making this statement the figure had leapt again claiming the lives of a further 32 British Turkish Cypriot […]

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South Cyprus under fire for discriminatory vaccination policy

The Greek Cypriot authorities have come under fire for implementing a discriminatory policy on the COVID-19 vaccines that are due to be delivered to the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) this week. Turkish Cypriots are set to receive two thousand Pfizer BioNTech vaccines sent by the European Union (EU) via South Cyprus, but accusations […]