North Cyprus Property | Karmi Auction Postponed for Month

North Cyprus Property | Karmi Auction Postponed for MonthWITHOUT PREJUDICE

North Cyprus Property | Karmi Auction Postponed for Month

It is reported that the current Minister of the Interior, Gulsun Yucel, has given a month’s grace to the beleaguered victims of the Karmi/Robb auction which was scheduled to take this coming Sunday 7th July 2013 at the coffee shop directly opposite the Girne District Court.

This hiatus will give Sally and Malcolm, Helen and Graham time to regroup and their Advocate time to mount a legal challenge. Certainly the events of recent days has revealed that it is possible to challenge a court decision that gave the landowner the memorandum.

People will remember the humongous effort put into stopping the last auction, not least of all by Sener Levent of Afrika Gazetesi.

Karmi/Robb Auction | two families were not made homeless!
Monday, May 7, 2012 by Pandora S Box

There comes a point in life where you wonder ‘why do I bother’. I can fully understand if reading one or two of the comments on their amazing success story of yesterday, the Pesky Pair feel that way.

You will recall their visit to the Ministry of the Interior, their run in with Mehmet Kader in the waiting room, his trying to infiltrate their meeting with the Minister. On that occasion their pleas that the Auction scheduled for yesterday to be cancelled fell on deaf ears. Did they take NO for an answer, no they did not. They carried on their campaign with emails, phone calls and on Friday when all else had failed, they called on the press in the person of Sever Levent owner/editor of Afrika Newspaper and then went into belt and braces mode and called on the Head of the Estate Agents Association. You all read in my article of yesterday how that went.

Now I see a few comments suggesting they handled the situation they found themselves in incorrectly. Well I guess when you have two women with appendages the size most men would be pleased to have, they will come in for some criticism. This criticism however is totally unjustified.

They were told verbally around 7.30 p.m on Friday that the Auction was postponed until August. They were sworn to secrecy until the notice appeared in Kibris Gazetesi the next day. It is supposition on my part, but I believe that Sener Levent gave up his potentially front page story for the common good and agreed to these conditions because he felt the needs of the victims were greater than the needs of his newspaper. Top man Sener Levent.

The Pesky Pair eagerly awaited the publication of Kibris Gazetesi, they expected it to be prominently placed in this paper and when it was not they were very upset. It was not until Saturday evening that someone pointed it out, tucked away on page 39 in the public notices. Now maybe they were being somewhat sceptical, but it did occur to them that the Tapu might just go ahead with the Auction thinking that no protesters would attend. The victims thought along the same lines too and it was their wish that the planned peaceful assembly at the Coffee Shop go ahead.

Not until they actually saw the official court order on the notice board on the Sunday morning did they truly believe it was postponed. It should also be noted that at the appointed start time an announcement was made and an impromptu TV opportunity taken. That the situation should get maximum exposure is important. Why then would any supporter feel angry when so much was achieved?

Editor (Dominic Freeman): Good question, why did “John Good” and “itaintalfot” complain that people had attended the meeting and “Good Enough” that people hadn’t attended? Perhaps some people just like to complain no matter what is achieved? Let’s face it – two families were not made homeless that day.

Pandora S Box

Who can forget the attempt prior to the May date to auction this site.

North Cyprus Property Auction | Gary Robb Auction Postponed
Friday, November 18, 2011 by Name & Address Supplied

The excellent news of today is that the North Cyprus Property Auction scheduled to take place on the 27th November has been postponed.

Pembe and I have been lobbying long and hard and it looks as if some of our work has paid dividends. We both wish to thank the Estate Agents Association, who we know has had several meetings at the Ministry of the Interior and we believe has been a major player in achieving this result.

As you will be aware from previous reports we also sought the help of the Minister of Finance Mr. Ersin Tatar and we know he has played a role in achieving this result.

However, I would point out that this is a postponement, our real aim is CANCELLATION of all such Auctions whilst the Government review the whole scenario whereby innocent purchasers stand to lose their homes after purchase because errant landowners/builders and developers conspire with Banks and Creditors to use property as collateral for loans when that property and land that was no longer available for that purpose.

As committee members of Stop the Blackmail in North Cyprus we will continue to lobby for total change so that no longer will the innocent live in fear of losing their homes. No longer will our homes be held to ransom by the greedy Banks and Creditors.

On Monday, thanks to the Estate Agents Union, we will be meeting with more influential people and our aim is to STOP this barbaric practice. To have new laws that outlaw this practice.

Stop the Blackmail in North Cyprus Facebook Group is the brain child of its founder John Good, without his idea I doubt we would be in the position we are in today, to be able to talk to senior members of Government and have them listen to us and act.

Most victims love North Cyprus, why else would they buy here? We are told the properties here are cheap, well I personally cannot accept that. We all know that market values are set by supply and demand. We all paid what was demanded of us, we all were assured it was safe to buy here. We were all told that the legal system which we followed would protect us. It failed so many of us, but now we see that some of those in authority are recognising the injustices and are trying to correct them.

Mr Tatar the Finance Minister has a Bill, which if accepted into law will be a step in the right direction to curb the excesses of the Banks. The public should stand full square behind this brave Minister and give his Bill our full support.

If you love the TRNC as much as I do, you will want to see her strong, vibrant and healthy. Together we can all work to achieve this aim. This is a start but there is still much to be done.

Never give in never give up

So many promises have been made and broken by the Ministry, this time though, maybe, just maybe someone will do the right thing.

Pandora S Box

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