UPDATE on NCA v Robb(er)
For those who were unaware of how the money intercepted by SOCA so long ago was distributed by the court, I can give you an idea but the Data Protection Act protects the recipients names and the size of their individual awards.
I can tell you that NCA was given an amount from the intercepted money which was greater than any individual recipient.
Robb, as we have been told, allegedly received £50,000 to......
This simple message from the UN Secretary General’s Office announces that talks about Cyprus Talks started yesterday and will end on the 12th May 2015.
According to Kibris (02.05.15) President Mustafa Akinci announced that he will appoint TRNC Foreign Minister Ozdil Nami as his new negotiator in the Cyprus Talks.
“As I repeatedly stated throughout my election campaign I believe that there is currently an important window of opportunity for a settlement in Cyprus. In addition to having a vision for EU membership and a settlement, I believe that Mr......
Words..words…words. I would prefer action..action…action.
It would seem that Mr Mehmet Ali Talat will be competing for the leadership of the CTP at it annual general congress on the 14th June 2015.¹
His 25 point plan looks wonderful on paper, sadly it is probably where it will stay.
“They are as follows:
1. CTP will be the pioneer for change in the country
2. Support will be given to federation efforts
3. Securing public participation in the process
Today is World Press Freedom Day:
Having lived in north Cyprus for several years and having seen the press there capitulate under threats of Libel writs by Akfinans Bank Limited, citing Bank Law 39/2001 to justify this action, it is encouraging to see that the majority of the world’s press still campaign for their right to continue to enjoy their freedom to report facts free of fear from repressive Governments.
Of course there are still too many places in the world where freedom of speech and freedom of......
It has come to my notice that owners of properties with mortgages or memorandums on are being targeted by potential purchasers with ridiculous ‘knock down’ offers to buy these encumbered properties. Offers even being forwarded to the purchasers by their own advocates. How questionable is that?
You might ask yourself, why would they want them? I know I did.
Think it through, we have seen evidence of corruption at the various Government offices, not least the land registry (tapu). We even know that......
This appeared today in a Teeside newspaper.
‘A Teesside property fraudster has had £1.3m of his assets returned to scam victims in of a ground breaking court ruling.
A civil recovery action against Gary Robb, 52, has led to around £1.6m of assets being frozen and £1.3m shared among 57 of the victims of a property development scam in north Cyprus.’
You will recall we have followed this case NCA v Gary Robb closely and it seems that at least 57 of......
AKFINANS BANK LIMITED v Pauline Read
Libel Writs 1,2,3 and 4
My recent win of the Libel case at the lower court is going to be the subject of an Appeal at the High Court, I am informed. Of course I am not surprised when you have the resources of a bank, I guess money is no object.
AFKINANS BANK LIMITED v Pauline Read and 7 other defendants
Libel Writ 5
I cannot give a progress report as I have no idea what......
The people have spoken and the new President of north Cyprus is Mr Mustafa Acinki.
Let us hope he at least keeps some of his election campaign promises.
As property victims we all remember the promises of the previous President during his election campaign. It is such
a pity he did not.
However, that is in the past now and hopefully the new President will do something to help us.
Let us hope the new broom will sweep......
With 100% of the votes in, it is now confirmed that Mustafa Akinci is the new President of the TRNC. He achieved 60.5% of the votes and brings a leftist set of policies to the role. There is hope that his more conciliatory approach to the Cyprus Talks could be more successful than the approach of Dervish Eroglu.
On Friday 27th March 2015, CTCA (UK) visited one of its members, the South London Turkish Elders Sydenham Association [SLTESA] (Guney Londra Sydenham Turk Yaslilar Dernegi) in South London. SLTESA is an elders club established over 11 years ago who, for two hours a day, twice a week, provides an important focal point for its members that also helps maintain integration within the community. We witnessed how the interaction of the members is much needed and vital to bringing friends and relatives together on a regular......