London Taxi and Private Hire
197 Blackfriars Road
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.
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