Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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Campaign Actions

04 April 2013
Take action against occupied Cyprus adverts on London taxis
Write to Transport for London London Taxi & Private Hire to protest against adverts on London taxis that promote occupied Cyprus as a holiday destination

How to take action


• Write to TfL London Taxi and Private Hire by email: coms@pco.org.uk
• Write a letter to TfL London Taxi and Private Hire using the address below 

• Fill in the online complaints form on the Transport for London website (select ‘Suggestion, comment or general complaint’)

• Use the letter sample below as a basis for your letter (for more impact use some of the facts in the sample letter to write your own letter)
• You can also use our letter writing templates as a basis for your letter. Select ‘Travel’ or ‘Cultural destruction’ links
• To receive an email with this information contact admin@lobbyforcyprus.org

TfL London Taxi and Private Hire contact details


Email  coms@pco.org.uk


Telephone 0845 300 7000


Address

London Taxi and Private Hire

Palestra

4th Floor

197 Blackfriars Road

London

SE1 8NJ


Online complaints form

www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/contact/pco

 

Sample letter


London Taxi and Private Hire

Palestra

4th Floor

197 Blackfriars Road

London

SE1 8NJ  

 

[Date]


RE: Advertising on London taxis


Dear London Taxi and Private Hire


I am writing to you because of the offense caused to me by advertising on London taxis that promotes the occupied north of Cyprus as a legitimate holiday destination.


The northern area of the Republic of Cyprus is currently under illegal Turkish military occupation, in violation of international law. The area has been ethnically cleansed of its population of 200,000 Greek Cypriots, who are prevented from returning by an apartheid regime controlled by Turkey.


Thousands of Greek Cypriot refugees, such as myself, family or friends now reside in the UK and the advertisements cause us great distress.


It is highly offensive and provocative that unsuspecting British tourists are tempted by the advertisements to enjoy the stolen homes, lands, hotels and businesses of the Greek Cypriots while the legitimate owners, who so desperately long to return, are prevented from doing so.


Furthermore, the advertisements are paid for by an illegal entity, the so-called ‘North Cyprus tourist board’, an organ of the occupation regime. As the occupation regime has been deemed illegal, then so is its subordinate organisation that is financing the advertisements.


I therefore call on TfL London Taxi and Private Hire to take action regarding the advertisements on the basis of the grave offense they cause to a vast number of UK citizens such as myself.


I look forward to a response. 


Yours faithfully

[Your signature and name here]