If there were such a thing as natural justice in north Cyprus, many cases now going through the courts would have received such justice long ago. I know the advocates see this as counter productive to their income expectations. Lady justice is blindfolded and carries scales to show that justice is supposed to be unbiased.
It seems these basic principles have got lost somewhere in the morass of greed along......
We all are aware that had Akfinans Bank been into doing the right thing, they would have secured the mortgages on the landowners three properties when they gave him a loan and would have left the residue of the properties already sold to the K5 owners alone. This was November 2005.
In 2008, they had a further opportunity to undo the wrong they did to us and remove the mortgages from our property and reapply the charge to the three properties owned by the landowner, their borrower.
Greed seems to be......
The UK Representative of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Her Excellency Oya Tuncali, welcomed the newly elected Executive Committee into her office. The President of the Council of Turkish Cypriot Associations (UK), Cetin Ramadan, made the following
“We have agreed with Her Excellency to renew our collaboration and commitment to serve the UK’s Turkish Cypriot Community and put Turkish Cypriot interests ¡n the UK back on the map.
We all need to invest time and resource with our community.......
At last we are told that the amendment to the Citizenship Bill which is thought will help AGA/Robb victims has been approved and once signed by the President will be entered into law.
Good, a step forward. But what happens next?
Let’s make no mistake, the prime reason is Gary John Robb, who despite being on the run from British justice was able to obtain Citzenship of the TRNC and also any money he brought into the TRNC was allegedly proceeds of his illicit......
According to Halkin Sesi newspaper (20.03.15) Dr Muhammet Yasarata, chairman of Britain’s Turkish Cypriot Chamber of Commerce, speaking at the House of Lords, while referring to direct flight and trade, said that “very important developments will happen soon!” He was invited by the President of the House of Lords, Lord Sharkey, and Baroness Hussein Ece to address representatives of all parties.
Well, there you go. It would have been nice to have been told who Dr Muhammet Yasarata had been talking to or what the developments might have been.......
The Citizenship Amendment Bill has been approved by Parliament and published in an internet paper. It now requires the signature of the President and to be published in the Official Gazette.
The Interior Minister, we are informed, has been most helpful in bringing this matter to fruition and indeed was instrumental in convincing the Prime Minister that this amendment should not be part of the main Citizenship White Card Bill which of course saved a considerable amount of time.
The amendment was put before Parliament......
According to the Kibris newspaper (15.03.15) North Cyprus foreign minister Ozdil Nami said that the NAVTEX ends on April 6 and the Saipem 10000 will be under repair for a period of three months. He implied that the south will not announce a new NAVTEX and will not sent the Barbarros Hayrettin Pasa to the region during that period. Nami said that it will be nice if the south’s President Nikos Anastasiades returned to the negotiating table during this period.
However, he reiterated, the......
Just when you think the faeces that seems to rise to the top in Cyprus politics has reached saturation point, up pops another pan full.
Many of you will have been reading of the intransigence of the south’s current government and opposition in honouring the terms of their Troika bail in loan and their reluctance to put a Foreclosure Bill on the statute books giving the Banks the ability to start repossession litigation against some of their many Non Performing Loan account holders.
Today we learn that......
I have just been reading about how the people in the south who had stealth mortgages applied to their property seem at last to be making a breakthrough.¹
Just as in the north, errant developers used already sold property as collateral for a mortgage or indeed in some cases multiple mortgages. This should not and could not have been possible without the collusion and connivance of lawyers and banks.
In the south, it looks as if the chickens have come home to roost for......
The Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has revealed that his country is the most bankrupt in the world and said that the EU knew that Athens would never repay its debts.
“Clever people in Brussels, in Frankfurt and in Berlin knew back in May 2010 that Greece would never pay back its debts. But they acted as if Greece wasn’t bankrupt, as if it just didn’t have enough liquid funds. In this position, to give the most bankrupt of any state the biggest credit......