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Community support needed for British Turkish Cypriot Association fundraiser

  Britain’s Turkish Cypriot community is invited to attend a special fundraising event to raise money for lobbying. The two-and-a-half hour event, which includes a keynote speaker and a buffet dinner, will take place at Empire Lounge in Walthamstow on the last Sunday of April. The voluntary-led British Turkish Cypriot Association (BTCA) has been at […]

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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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Transport Minister Chris Grayling meets with Turkish Cypriots to discuss Pegasus UK embargo

A Conservative politician has kept his word to Turkish Cypriots by arranging a face-to-face meeting with the British Transport Minister to discuss UK-imposed security measures that has forced air passengers flying between Britain and North Cyprus off planes in Turkey since the new rule came into effect on June 1st this year. Chingford MP Iain […]

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Iain Duncan Smith takes action over Pegasus air embargo

  Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith, former Leader of the Tory Party and key Brexiteer, has asked to meet Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to discuss the Pegasus security issue. The move confirms pledges he made from the platform on 25 June, during the inaugural Turkish Cypriot Cultural Festival at Chingford Rugby Club, which was attended […]

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TRNC air embargo: “prove it’s not politically motivated,” Turkish Cypriots tell UK govt

  Turkish Cypriots have thrown down the gauntlet to the British Government, after Chris Grayling, the UK Transport Minister, stated the new transit rule forcing Pegasus passengers to disembark in Turkey is purely to protect them “against a genuine terrorist threat” and is not politically motivated. But Fikri Toros, the President of the Cyprus Turkish […]

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“Alarm and dismay” over silence on new Ercan regulations

  Since June 1st, passengers flying Pegasus between North Cyprus and the UK have been forced to undergo a new security regime that requires them to get off the plane and be re-screened in Turkey. The new measures have been forced on Cyprus’ largest tourist carrier by UK authorities concerned about a growing range of security […]

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UK slams new embargo on TRNC air passengers
 

As from June 1st, all passengers flying to and from the TRNC with Pegasus Airlines – Cyprus’ biggest carrier – will face extra, tiring formalities during their Istanbul or Izmir touchdown. Instead of remaining on the plane, passengers travelling on to London or Lefkoşa must disembark with their luggage, go through a security check in […]