PEACEFUL CANDLELIT VIGIL at Lefkoşa Turkish Embassy 4th October 2010 at 5pm

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You have been reading about the PEACEFUL CANDLELIT VIGIL which is to be held outside the Turkish Embassy in Lefkoşa on MONDAY 4th OCTOBER 2010. The time to assemble outside the Embassy is 5.00 p.m. and the vigil will end promptly at 8.00 p.m. The Embassy opens at 8.30 a.m. and closes at 11.30 a.m. so our presence will cause them no inconvenience whatsoever. We are a peaceful vigil and have no argument with Turkey so our presence there will be symbolic and to show support for the PROTEST in London outside the Turkish Embassy also on the 4th OCTOBER 2010 from 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. This protest, like our vigil, is not for any one particular group but for ALL victims with PROBLEMS caused by what they laughingly call the PROPERTY MARKET here in the T.R.N.C.

A list of questions will be handed into the Turkish Embassy in London and, with the organiser’s permission, after the Protest I hope to publish a copy of those questions here on NCFP. They have so much support, including that of Members of Parliament in the U.K. There will be extensive media coverage and other surprises. By comparison ours will be a very small affair covered by our local press and T.V.

I am at pains to make the Republic of Turkey aware that we do not hold them responsible for our plight but do look to them to be OUR SAVIOURS. Below is an e mail I have sent to the Turkish Ambassador here in Lefkoşa:

Subject: PEACEFUL SILENT CANDLELIT VIGIL OUTSIDE THE TURKISH EMBASSY LEFKOSA ON 4th OCTOBER 2010

FOR THE URGENT ATTENTION AND IMMEDIATE ATTENTION OF THE AMBASSADOR

Dear Sir,

It is our intention to hold a peaceful, silent vigil outside your Embassy on the above date.

Please be aware that the victims of the property fiasco here do not hold Turkey responsible for our situation but having exhausted all avenues with the TRNC, do BEG you to help us in our plight. The object of the vigil is to bring this sad and desperate situation to your attention. We are asking the Republic of Turkey’s Government to show compassion and intervene on our behalf.

I am attaching details on many violations of our rights that we have suffered here.

Please be assured that we love the TRNC and the Republic of Turkey and although many of us were not born here, we consider this to be our home. All we ask is to be able to spend what remains of our lives here, without worry and stress and amongst the people we love.

If you wish to meet with me, I will be honoured.

Please help.

Yours faithfully,

Pauline Ann Read”

The above email was sent on the 21st September 2010 and some of the attachments were in Turkish.

I have to caution you that this MUST be peaceful and that we could find ourselves being moved on quite quickly as we do not enjoy the same freedoms that our compatriots in London do.

Please, if requested, walk away quietly and give them no reason to arrest you. We will loose the moral high ground if we behave badly.

IF YOU CARE – BE THERE

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