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Cyprus Problem | Embargoed For Over 50 Years

e 150x114 Cyprus Problem | Embargoed For Over 50 YearsMany people think the embargoes on Turkish Cypriots started with the Cyprus War in 1974 and the subsequent division of the island. Wrong!

This short promo film takes you back to the start of the Cyprus Conflict in 1964, with a telephone conversation between two former American Presidents who want to stop the Greeks “killing Turks” and the Turks from “invading” Cyprus. They thought they had solved the problem…

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Pauline’s Opinion | TRNC Officials Not Held to Account

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We had the situation where a member of the staff of the Tapu in Girne allegedly lied on oath in the Kulaksiz 5 v Akfinans Bank Limited’s last case which concluded with a win by Kulaksiz 5….so clearly even the Judge did not take his evidence seriously.

Was that official arrested and charged with perjury? What to you think. It seems no matter what happens, no matter what crime a builder, bank, advocate or civil servant commits in north Cyprus…THERE ARE NO CONSEQUENCES.

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Cyprus Problem | United Cyprus Federation

United Cyprus Federation 150x100 Cyprus Problem | United Cyprus FederationAccording to Today’s Zaman, if the current Cyprus talks succeed then a new, federal state will be formed called the United Cyprus Federation, with both groups of Cypriots under one political roof. This is despite unresolved issues regarding the right of guarantorship, distribution of land and property rights.

According to TRNC President Akıncı, the new federal state would include a federal parliament, with an upper house and a lower house, while both subnational governments will have their own parliaments.

‘Both Turkish and Greeks Cypriots will be able to reside......

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Pauline’s Opinion | Banned on Facebook

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I have always believed if you knowingly do something spiteful, it has a boomerang affect and comes right back at you.

You will, I am sure remember my blog about the spiteful and hurtful act of the wife of one of the bank owner’s
who is using a photo of her and her son and daughter standing in the drive of my villa as her cover picture of her Facebookpage. As you will recall, my reaction earned me a one week ban in being able to......

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Kulaksiz 5 v Akfinans Bank | Letter to TRNC President Akinci

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Dear Mr Akinci,

It is with some sadness that I write this letter to you and some may say it is unfair to do so.

I am aware you have many problems to sort, all in my opinion, inherited from previous Governments who were not strong enough, or maybe even not motivated enough to stem the corruption in north Cyprus.

My experience comes from having purchased a property in Karsiyaka and I am a member of the purchasers
known as the Kulaksiz 5,......

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Kulaksiz 5 v Akfinans Bank | The Silence is Deafening

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I would like to be able to say that there is something new to tell you about our case….but there is not.

Following the decision of the 4th December 2014 and the bank’s application to have a stay of execution on this judgement until after the Appeal they lodged, we are still waiting for the Appeal date.

The courts are now in summer recess so we cannot realistically expect a date until the recess ends in late September. It will then be over......

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Almost a Regatta – first hand story of the 1974 Turkish Intervention

cy08 border 300x300 Almost a Regatta – first hand story of the 1974 Turkish InterventionIn 1970 Geoff and Eileen Brierley moved permanently to Lapithos, now Lapta in Cyprus. For years Geoff had held a prestigious position as a bank manager in the heart of London but disillusioned with the attitudes and practices of the banking industry, even then, he decided that he’d had enough. He took early retirement and he and Eileen looked around for where they might go. It would be somewhere abroad but, if possible, it needed to be a sterling area. They tried to get over to Malta but couldn’t find......

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Vision Express Gives Pauline a Full Refund Plus Her Glasses

4801009673 a5f7609a0b 113x150 Vision Express Gives Pauline a Full Refund Plus Her GlassesFollowing on from my blog of Sunday.

Here I am sitting wearing my new glasses I just collected from Vision Express after a 33 days wait.

I am under no illusions, if I had not taken a friend’s advice and emailed the CEO, I would today have been demanding a full refund and walking out without any glasses.

Now I can tell you about my phone calls on Monday.

Phone number 1…big apology…guarantee to have the glasses in the store by tomorrow (today), Could they offer......

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Cyprus in History | 15th July 1974

8506268381 d88abf06d9 103x150 Cyprus in History | 15th July 1974Today, 41 years ago the beginning of the current Cyprus Problem was initiated by a coup overthrowing President Makarios. The article below is taken from The Times published the day after the event and highlights Turkey’s concerns and emphasised its right to intervene under the Cyprus Treaty of Guarantee of 1960. At this point the fighting was between pro-Greece Cypriots and those Greek speaking Cypriots who were against eniosis.

Anyway, read the reported account and make up your own mind. If you have a problem reading......

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ESFC Demands Rapper Sean Paul Cancels Concert in North

sean paul 101x150 ESFC Demands Rapper Sean Paul Cancels Concert in NorthAccording to the south’s European Solidarity Front for Cyprus (ESFC) any artist performing in North Cyprus is supporting ‘Turkish atrocities’. They point to rapper Sean Paul’s upcoming live performance on July 26 as an example of this.

“We can’t confirm whether the Jamaican singer is aware of the island’s situation, as was the case in the past with fellow celebrity Jennifer Lopez. “By performing in the occupied part of Cyprus, Sean Paul will in fact be recognising this pseudo-entity, granting it status......

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