North Cyprus Property Victims | Close to Breaking Point!

“I submit that an individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for the law.” [Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail”]

Could there possibly be a more telling statement and could the situation in north Cyprus be more fitted to this statement. What is happening in North Cyprus to the victims of property scams is so unjust I am surprised someone has not snapped and indeed ended up in prison. May it never come to that, but the potential for this to happen has to be very real.

The emergence of Kudret Ozersay has been a breath of fresh air in a country where to the corruption is polluting the very air we breath . We can only hope and pray that he can make a difference although unless he decides to run for office, I don’t see how it is possible.

Everywhere the victims turn for help, sympathy is expressed, disbelief is voiced but no one does anything to help. All the pity in the world is not going to help. Until someone with some clout decides to act this country will stagnate and no one will have the confidence to invest where so many have been defrauded.

We read that the Finance Minister is telling the Banks it is safe to give mortgages on properties built on Esdeger (exchange) title land. Well Mr Finance Minister, before you get to the stage of needing a mortgage, first there must be a purchaser, and no one is queuing up to buy in today’s depressed market. How can anyone have confidence in a market that ignores the existing victims How can anyone have confidence in the legal system that appears to ignore Mortgage Law 11/78 section 21?

Is it too late, I do not believe it is ever too late to do the right thing.

Power to the people

Citizen Smith


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