The UK Government has formally responded to a petition calling for direct flights to Ercan Airport in North Cyprus by using a near identical response to another direct flights petition last year. The current petition, launched by Kadir Kanizi on the UK Parliament website on 1 May 2021, quickly attracted over 10,000 signatures. Reaching that […]
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10K signatures and counting: can Kadir Kanizi’s direct flights petition break the travel embargo on North Cyprus?
Somewhere on the internet is a graveyard of petitions for direct flights to North Cyprus. They all start with good intentions, and one last year even got a response from the British government, but they all die a premature death without making a material difference. Kadir Kanizi (pictured top) is responsible for the latest direct flights […]
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 […]