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David Burrowes takes first opportunity in Parliament to urge Foreign Secretary to make Cyprus a priority. During the Queen’s Speech Debate in Parliament on Monday, David Burrowes MP for Enfield Southgate took the first opportunity he could to raise the issue of Cyprus. He asked the Foreign Secretary Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP: My constituents are particularly interested in Cyprus. ... Read More »

Cyprus President to Meet Brave Cypriots

Interview on CyBC The couple who raised three  Cyprus flags outside their shop in Famagusta and were duly arrested by the authorities after complaints from 5  mainland Turkey were later  interviewed on CyBC .  The interview was both emotional and tearful for the ladies,  Elita Michaelidou the CyBC presenter and Cinel Senem Husseyin, but the studio audience was not immune to crying ... Read More »

Greek Cypriot Brotherhood letter to the President of the EC

The resolution of the AGM of the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood sent to the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker and his response. The letter was sent by Tony Yerolemou the President of the Greek Cypriot Brotherhood on the 1st of March 2015 The reply was dated 14th April 2015 (see below). Mr Jean-Claude Juncker President of the European ... Read More »

Christopher Hitchens On Cyprus

We are all prisoners of knowledge. To know how Cyprus was betrayed, and to have studied the record of that betrayal, is to make oneself unhappy and to spoil, perhaps for ever, one’s pleasure for visiting one of the world’s most enchanting islands. Nothing will ever restore the looted treasures, the bereaved families, the plundered villages, the groves and hillsides ... Read More »

Anastasiades: Joint Community action Crucial

Minister of Interior Socrates Hasikos,  read a speech submitted by President Anastasiade at the unveiling of a monument for the Missing Persons in Potamia (a mixed village) . In the speech he  re-iterated that  joint action is needed in fact a requirement  to  help to increase understanding between the two communities in Cyprus and was  crucial for a  solution  to  the ... Read More »

Dean Acheson & George Ball 1964 – Smoking Gun?

Washington, September 8, 1964. The principal subject for discussion at the President’s luncheon today was Cyprus. Those present with the President were: Secretary Rusk, Secretary McNamara, Under Secretary Ball, Mr. Dean Acheson, and myself. Acheson and Ball revealed their agreement on the conviction that the only solution now would be a fait accompli in which the Turks would move to ... Read More »

AFC Position on the Annan Plan for solving the Cyprus problem

Communication From Action for Cyprus ( Midlands) Regarding the Kofi Annan Plan for Solving the Cyprus Problem This is a position statement from “Action for Cyprus (Midlands)”(AFC), regarding the proposed plan by the UN Secretary General for the settlement of the Cyprus problem following the illegal invasion and occupation of some two fifths of Cyprus since 1974. We would first ... Read More »

Case of Loizidou v. Turkey

This article has been and will be edited to remove many items of  “legalese” which adds nothing to the actual judgment.  Removal of references to articles and paragraphs , lists of aids, lawyers etc not specific to the case. We will try to add anything to make the abstruse  language a little clearer. CASE OF LOIZIDOU v. TURKEY (PRELIMINARY OBJECTIONS) ... Read More »

What Really Happened

This is Martin Packard MBE  who talks about his book GETTING IT WRONG which is based on a report that was commissioned by the British government in 1964 and then summarily suppressed by  Whitehall, and  also rejected a UN request for a copy of said report. Why was the Foreign Office so sensitive over this  report?, because as the book shows, the ... Read More »