UK MP Michael Cashman meets TRNC government for law change talks

Northern Cyprus is the last territory in Europe where homosexuality is illegal. Michael Cashman MEP visited Northern Cyprus on 12 and 13 April and met Members of Parliament and party leaders, Speaker of the Parliament Hasan Bozer, Prime Minister Irsen Küçük, and President Derviş Eroğlu.

Afterwards, Michael Cashman as Co-president of the European Parliament’s LGBT Intergroup, said:

“All my interlocutors agreed local laws need updating urgently. Now the Parliament must do its work, and align the Criminal Code with binding European standards.”

North Cyprus is also the last territory in Europe where fraud is not a crime so while they’re at it they might update a few other local laws which have been ignored despite years of talks similar to those Michael Cashman was involved in. Or, failing that, the government might look into enforcing laws they have already passed.

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