Turkish Cypriots abroad demand to end isolations

The Union of Turkish Cypriots Living Overseas sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, demanded an end to isolations

Turkish Cypriots abroad demand to end isolations

The Union of Turkish Cypriots Living Overseas has sent a letter to the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The letter, signed by a total of 103 organizations, demanded an end to isolations imposed on the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) if a solution was not found in Cyprus negotiations by the end of January, 2011.

The letter also requested a new platform for the negotiations taking place in Cyprus.
The Union's letter was handed over to Captain Arun Saimi serving as part of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) in Lefkosa and will be sent to Ban Ki-moon.

A copy of the letter was also sent to the Turkish Cypriot President Dervis Eroglu, British Prime Minister David Cameron and President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso.

Among the organizations who signed the letter were those from Australia, the Netherlands, USA, Britain and the Middle East.

Meanwhile, the representative of Britons Living in Northern Cyprus and a former member of parliament from the British Conservative Party Stephen Day extended support to the letter.

Hatice Kirmizigil, a Coordinator of the Union of Turkish Cypriots Living Overseas, said that, in the past, they sent two letters to UN Secretary General but received no response.

AA

Last Mod: 22 Ocak 2011, 13:49
Add Comment