What’s yours is ours: Turkey’s gunboat diplomacy in Cyprus

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‘What we stole from you is ours and what we haven’t stolen from you, you must share.’ 

This is in effect Turkey’s position with regard to the hydrocarbon energy resources of the Republic of Cyprus, an independent member state of the Commonwealth, Council of Europe and European Union.  Continue reading

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‘Tax’ on humanitarian aid to ‘enclaved’ Cypriots ‘an inhumane breach of Geneva convention’

UNFICYP vehicle in Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus @Lobby for Cyprus
UNFICYP vehicle in Turkish-occupied area of Cyprus @Lobby for Cyprus

“The new discriminatory charges imposed by Turkey’s illegal regime on humanitarian supplies to the ‘enclaved’ Cypriots in the Turkish-occupied north of Cyprus are inhumane. They are also in breach of international humanitarian law and international criminal law” said Lobby for Cyprus spokesman Vangelis Christou.  Continue reading

Save the Republic of Cyprus and democratic values – an urgent call to change strategy

United Nations buffer zone, Nicosia, Cyprus
United Nations buffer zone, Nicosia, Cyprus © Lobby for Cyprus

Lobby for Cyprus expresses serious concerns about the secrecy with which the ‘Conference on Cyprus’ in Switzerland is taking place. We are also alarmed by the astonishing fact that the Republic of Cyprus is not officially represented at the ‘Conference on Cyprus’ where its destiny may be determined.  Continue reading