NEPOMAK

Cyprus Action Team


NEPOMAK is committed to supporting the people of Cyprus to find a just and viable solution to the Cyprus problem.

Following Turkey's invasion in 1974, one-third of the island of Cyprus has remained occupied by Turkish troops. NEPOMAK is committed to supporting the people of Cyprus to find a just and viable solution to the Cyprus issue.

The Cyprus Action Team (CAT) was formed in 2006 to respond to media coverage about the Cyprus Issue. Our regional CAT co-ordinators and teams identify news reports relating to Cyprus, and help raise awareness of the Cyprus Issue.

In June 2011 NEPOMAK sent a delegation to the European Parliament with Marina Yannakoudakis MEP to campaign for a Written Declaration for the Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus. The Delegation succeeded in obtaining over 400 signatures from MEPs for the Declaration, resulting in its adoption by the European Parliament.

In May 2011 NEPOMAK was highlighted as a successful example of a youth Diaspora network in a major US State Department study on Diaspora organisations, commissioned by Hilary Clinton, called "Diaspora Matters - Strategy Toolkit".

We would encourage our members to send us any articles with coverage of the Cyprus Issue, and also to write to newspapers and politicians expressing your point of view.

To receive regular email updates from CAT please sign up as a NEPOMAK member and send a request to cyprusactionteam@nepomak.org

 

Past letters sent to politicians and the media include:


 

  • April 2012: NEPOMAK writes to Richard Ottaway MP, Chairman of the UK Foreign Affairs Select Committee, following the report on Turkey

  • April 2012: NEPOMAK.uk writes to the Daily Telegraph following a travel article about occupied Cyprus

  • March 2012: NEPOMAK.uk Cyprus Action Team hosts Seminar with Cyprus' Consul General George Georgiou, MEP Marina Yannakoudakis, Law Lecturer Dr Klearchos Kyriakides, and former BBC Journalist Anna Averkiou.

  • February 2012: NEPOMAK thanks London Assembly Member Cllr Brian Coleman for his work on the Cyprus Issue

  • February 2012: NEPOMAK responds to an article written in the Evening Standard advertising occupied northern Cyprus as a travel destination

  • January 2012: NEPOMAK responds to articles written about the coverage of Rauf Denktash - letters sent to The Times, the BBC, and to the Guardian

  • January 2012: NEPOMAK writes to MPs expressing thanks for signing EDM 2535 on Cyprus

  • July 2011: NEPOMAK writes to the President of the European Commission following Prime Minister Erdogan's comments in Cyprus on the black anniversary of the invasion

  • July 2011: NEPOMAK writes to the President of the Polish Civil Aviation Authority regarding direct route from Warsaw to Tymbou airport, in occupied Cyprus

  • June 2011: NEPOMAK mentioned in the European Parliament for supporting the Declaration on the Missing Persons in Cyprus

  • April 2011: NEPOMAK responds to Economist article about Cyprus, reminding the Economist that young Cypriots are passionate about a solution to the Cyprus issue

  • February 2011: Cllr Brian Coleman demands removal of misleading airline adverts from London underground

  • November 2010: NEPOMAK mentioned in the House of Commons (UK) in Cyprus debate

  • November 2010: NEPOMAK writes to the Daily Telegraph in response to an article by Daniel Hannan MEP

  • November 2010: NEPOMAK writes to the FT in response to an article by James Blitz

  • November 2010: NEPOMAK writes to the Times in response to an article by Jack Straw MP

  • October 2010: NEPOMAK writes to the Guardian in response to an article by Martin Kettle

  • July 2010: NEPOMAK writes to the Prime Minister in response to his speech in Turkey

  • October 2010: NEPOMAK writes to the Guardian in response to an article by Martin Kettle

 

Further information

 

Below are some useful links to NEPOMAK work on the Cyprus issue, further information about the Cyprus Issue, and petitions.

Government of Cyprus Website - This is the official website of the Republic of Cyprus, the entry point for all government departments and services on the internet

PSEKA - The International Coordinating Committee for Justice for Cyprus

Press and Information Office of Cyprus

Cyprus on Film - Informative videos from the Press and Information Office of Cyprus covering different aspects of the Cyprus issue


Online petitions regarding Cyprus


We encourage our members to sign the following online petitions:

UNESCO petition about the cultural desecration of Cyprus

 
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