North Cyprus Property | Yuksel Yilmaz’s Kulaksiz 5 Role


North Cyprus Property | Yuksel Yilmaz’s Kulaksiz 5 Role

At this time, I am taking a look at the Turkish family whose brother was the prime author of all the Kulaksiz 5’s current problems.

Had Yuksel Yilmaz acted honourably and refused to use the land/property he had already sold as security for mortgage purposes, the problems the ex-pat owners now have would not exist. Of course Abdurrahman Guney is not an innocent onlooker and anyone who colluded in this situation is not innocent.

We know that in March 2005 the bank obtained information via a survey that made it very clear the ‘land’ they took as security had properties in various stages of build and indeed the survey refers to all 13 properties. Claiming they thought it was just land will no longer wash.

What is significant and a very telling is the fact that the family of the landowner seems to be enjoying their homes on K5 without fear or hindrance by the Bank. Why should that be, why should the family of the instigator of all the misery be allowed to keep their ill gotten gains? Has the alleged friendship since childhood between the landowner and the Girne branch manager of the bank been a telling factor all along?

Hatice Karaman the wife of Osman, she being the sister of the landowner has been observed in court. Clearly she has a court case going and when questioned by a member of K5 why she was there, she replied ‘property problems’. She has now been seen there twice, but it was observed that the Advocate apparently acting against her is not the Bank’s legal representative. The plot thickens and since she will not hear a word against her brother (Yuksel Yilmaz) we can only conclude she is happy to see the ex-pats lose their homes. Her family who used to be very friendly with the ex-pats now pointedly ignore them, even the children and we all know children only act on the instructions of their parents.

Read this written some time ago:

“[OPINION] Will Turkish Kulaksiz 5 victims be given preferential treatment?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 by Name & Address Supplied

Despite the fact that the Turkish family of Yuksel Yilmaz are purported to be going to be treated in the same manner as the expatriates on Kulaksiz 5 they seem not to be making any attempt to draw attention to their plight. As the one member of Kulaksiz 5 who has already had her villa seized in a totally unlawful, and wholly unnecessary, very public and violent manner I must admit that their behaviour puzzles me greatly.

It has to be noted that one of the families did attend the Auction in June this year and no-one will forget the sight of Osman being taken away on a stretcher; but since then, nothing. They were invited to join the Vigil and although two people I know to be friends of theirs did attend, not a sign of the Turkish ’victims’. You could argue that they are as entitled to be suffering from HISS too, and this could very well be the reason.

The number of Turkish victims is 10, yet not even one made it to the Vigil. You would also think that maybe they would be doing something to highlight their problem. Just after the Auction I saw Osman and his wife in the offices of Kıbrıs Star and we all remember the very moving story where Hattice disowned her brother Yuksel Yilmaz. At that point I was quite convinced that all the residents of Kulaksiz 5 were being treated the same. Now I am not so sure.

Why now am I highlighting this subject? The answer is very simple. If the Turkish families are not going to be facing the same legal threats of eviction and are not facing the same intimidatory practises as the English pensioners, then perhaps it is because they are not going to lose their homes. If this is the case, then surely it would be proof positive that this whole scenario was a scam and that Yuksel Yilmaz was in on it from day one as we have alleged from the very beginning.

The question I pose is this to THE BANK LIMITED and AKAN KURSAT: ’are ALL residents of Kulaksiz 5 on the list to receive writs of intended legal action to start the eviction process?’ If the answer is yes then all my suspicions are unfounded and I will apologise. If the answer is no, then asking why, on the day that the rest of Kulaksiz 5 are evicted, will be a tad too late.

Oh and one very relevant last question. Why was I not afforded the courtesy of receiving a writ and using due process like the rest of the English pensioners, a little late to ask maybe, nonetheless a valid question?”

The above was written in November 2010. Since then the Turkish family are living quite happily alongside the bank who occupy the villa of one of the victims. The villa that now looks like a palace. Despite the Bank giving the reason that they have to take the villas as their ‘duty to their account holders’, it has not stopped them ‘cherry picking’ this villa for their own use. Does anyone see anything disingenuous between their words and their actions? The Turkish family, most especially Osman Karaman (brother in law to the landowner), ignores the ex-pats even though he started his own little cottage industry selling them water for two years from a well he did not own. Osman Karaman is now on ‘spit swapping terms’ with the bank members who occupy the villa directly next to them, the possession until legally taken off Pauline Read. Clearly he has no fear of losing his ill gotten gain.

Indeed the only residents of K5 who are treated with anything resembling civility by the bank are the Turkish families and the one English couple who ‘caved in’ to the demands of the Bank.

Power to the people

Citizen Smith

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