So the changes to the Citizenship law that will, we are informed, help the victims of Aga Development Limited obtain their title deeds is still limping along.
Other factors allegedly have caused the delay. Not least the BRS delaying the submission of questions with regard to the white card situation also linked to the Citizenship law.
Well the good news is, the bill is expected to be put before Parliament in December. Yes I know, the same month Father Christmas allegedly comes down our chimneys. I believe in Father Christmas but I am not so sure about the other thing.
Be reassured though, my sources tell me that it is only a delay not a cancellation.
“Dear Father Christmas,
Can you please consider my wish list:
- The deeds to all the villas at Amaranta Valley so that I can distribute them to all the purchasers
- My money back for my villa in Karsiyaka.
- Make Agile well again.
- World peace.
Many thanks and lots of love Pauline, I have been very good this year and not had even one new Libel Writ.”
I personally think Santa is more likely to grant my wishes than the TRNC Government are to help even one property victim.
Never give in never give up.
This is just a reminder to be careful when you receive unusual files from someone you know. I received an email yesterday with some files attached for me. It was from someone who, although I have very little contact with, could indeed have been sending me files relating to K5.
Fortunately these files were sent in such a way I could not open them. I replied to the purported sender of the email, only to be told he had been hacked and to destroy the email. The scary thing is, if they had been sent in another format, I might well have opened them and infected my system.
What often happens is that many people use the same password for many if not all their accounts, including email accounts. The weak point in this approach is often a forum with poor security is attacked and the user database compromised. The hacker then tries out the forum password with the email address given to the forum and is often able to log into the users email account. They can then do many things including asking for new passwords to be sent to them and of course email everyone in the address book. The answer is not to use the same password twice.
So to all of you out there I say. Beware and be very aware, there are some people out there more ‘sick’ than any of the viruses they send out.
Never give in never give up.
Much of the news here is a repeat of articles over the last few weeks with a little added. There are also several trivial articles which are, at best, fillers.
Tourism at risk from cutbacks – an extension of last week’s Lapta Festival cuts. They needed 27m TL, they asked for 20m TL and it looks like they’re getting 17m TL.
Turtle nesting numbers drop – surprise, surprise! The blame for the 67% drop being placed on the long overdue ‘Peace Water’ project.
Ercan strike on the cards – deja vu, again.
TRNC pilgrims head to Hala Sultan – in Larnaca as part of the Islamic New Year celebrations.
Expats who lost savings seek expert legal advice – after the collapse of LMIM left an estimated 70 of them out of pocket after they were given poor investment advice. However, they are not seeking redress from the adviser but instead from the bankrupt LMIM organisation. Editor: that’ll work surely, NOT!
TRNC ‘losing confidence’ – in its government.
Workers end hunger strike – after two days because the ex-CTA workers are promised government jobs ‘next year’.
‘Recognition by Russia relevant’ – says TRNC President Eroglu. Editor: it would be if it were on offer.
According to the Yeni Duzen newspaper (21.11.14) Sibel Siber, Speaker of the TRNC Assembly, is quoted as saying “I will be elected on the first round of the April 2015 presidential elections.”
She is the presidential candidate of the Republican Turkish Party (UBP) and she believes that she will be elected outright as the TRNC president in the first round of the April 2015 presidential elections. She explained that people will vote for her because they were looking for change and needed “clear and trustworthy politics for the country”.
She said that she would have two major roles to fulfill, being the President of the TRNC as well as the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community and would not only focus on the Cyprus negotiations but will also deal with internal issues.
Looks like she believes that Kudret Özersay’s rise to fame and power will soon be at an end and so back to the lecture hall for him if this were true. It will be interesting to see what the candidates say they are going to do to change the TRNC for the better. We’ve had a lot of talk about corruption but so far neither of these candidates have come out and exposed the actions of those supposedly breaking the law. Why wait six months, why not start now and show they mean business? Obviously the answer is that after the elections it will be business as usual, in my opinion.
You will recall I wrote about the NCA v Gary Robb back in June and at that time the date for the case was not known.¹
Within this blog were the details on how to join the case, I have no idea anyone did or if their applications to join were successful.
The case will commence on Tuesday 2nd December 2014.
It is hard to believe one man with the collaboration of many Turkish Cypriots wreaked so much havoc in the lives of so many innocent victims.
The above is just one avenue being pursued by his hapless victims. You will recall that many are waiting, and waiting and waiting on the TRNC government to amend the Citizenship law and in doing so, they say, help the victims. This was scheduled to be before the Parliament in September, it is now late November and still they are waiting. If there is anything the TRNC excel at, it is delaying tactics.
The case that is allegedly lodged with Washington court is still, I am told, awaiting a hearing.
I did hear of a case put to the ECHR under its pilot scheme, and this allegedly was thrown out.
How much more are the victims of Gary Robb going to have to endure?
Indeed how much more are all property victims in the TRNC going to have to endure?
Never give in never give up.
The NCFP Website is Being Updated but rather than making it unavailable during the update we are leaving it running. There may be a few problems as this is a major change to make the site more adaptable and to remove a lot of out-dated coding.
The site may even return to the old style while changes are made so please be patient. If you notice things are not working as they should feel free to use the [FEEDBACK] button on the left hand side of the site and tell us what’s wrong.
I have just done a trawl of Cyprus Forums resulting in my usual yawns at their contents. Love it or hate it Cyprus44 was a much loved forum, the sheer number of forum members and their commitment over many years was testimony to its success. Sadly there are no longer any forums that match the variety of topics, discussions and wealth of information that C44 offered.
I feel that some of the existing forums suffer from being too cliquey, their users being so like minded that if one person happens to have a different outlook they are ostracised. Lively debate, lots of different opinions and a variety of topics are in my opinion what make a good forum. Not the same stuff over and over again. There is also a problem with over moderation and moderators being so biased that all interesting debate is stifled.
What in your opinion makes a good forum?
North Cyprus Law – Recommending an Advocate
I recently received an inbox FaceBook message from a legal firm in Azerbaijan. The correspondent was asking for advice on advocates in north Cyprus, if I could recommend any. That of course is a very difficult question for me personally to answer.
He has a client who needs representation in north Cyprus but, like most of us, has found that getting information from most advocates is like get blood out of a stone. It seems that once you become a client and you have paid your fee up front, all responsibility to keep you informed goes out of the window. The only information you get has to be almost begged for. Sitting with you, discussing a strategy for your case is unknown.
Keeping your client fully informed should be a top priority of any legal professional and in most civilised countries it is. Why then do the majority of advocates in north Cyprus think it is acceptable not to communicate wit their client?
The only exception to this, in my experience has been the current K5 legal representative, who allowed me to photocopy the whole of the K5 file.
In my role as admin to two support groups, I do get asked for recommendations for advocates, it is a big responsibility if you do recommend someone. Look at at what happened when ‘Fatboy’ sold me his bill of goods.
Bhs Luggage Sale – plus up to 50% off at bhs.co.uk
The Bhs Sale this time is for Bhs Luggage. There are plenty of Bhs Suitcases in the Bhs Sale so take advantage of these offers. For more information click the green box below.
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North Cyprus News – an Evening of Musical Hall Songs
You are invited to an Evening of Musical-Hall songs, presented by the Girne Edwardian Music-hall Society, directed by Francine Ash.
You are assured of an evening of melodic and mellifluous merriment.
Memorable songs like Here We Are, Here We Are Again, Down at the Old Bull and Bush, On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep, I’ll Be Your Sweetheart, Don’t Dilly Dally on the Way, If Those Lips Could Only Speak, Ask A P’liceman and many, many more.
The evening commences with plated dinner at the Tervetuloa restaurant, followed by the Music hall songs sung by members of the GEMS, but, of course, chiefly YOURSELVES. Song sheets will be provided.
As in Music Hall days, you are invited to dress in period costume, but it is optional. There will be a small prize for the best dressed couple and for the best lady’s hat.
Date Friday and Saturday January 16th and 17th 2015
Time 6.30 for 7.00
Location Tervetuloa Restaurant, Alsancak
The dinner is Meze
followed by the main course, which is a choice of:
Chicken shish or Liver or Imambiyaldi or
Fish (Pan fried cod) or Moussaka or Vegetable Moussaka
followed by Fruit.
This is a Charity event and proceeds will go to the Cypriot Turkish Diabetes Association.
I would also like to thank Creditwest Bank for sponsoring our evenings.
Should you wish to reserve seats please let me know as soon as possible. Incidentally, if you are booking for a group of people, you may wish me to reserve seats and later provide details of their meal requirements.
Incidentally, payment can be left until after Christmas.