Lobby for Cyprus is a non-party-political human rights organisation campaigning for a reunited Cyprus.
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31 January 2002
The spider's web?
According to the December 1999 decision of the Helsinki Summit, Turkey is to be considered as a candidate member of the EU. However, conditions and criteria have been attached, most important of which (concerning Cyprus)...

Who's afraid of a settlement?
According to the December 1999 decision of the Helsinki Summit, Turkey is to be considered as a candidate member of the EU. However, conditions and criteria have been attached, most important of which (concerning Cyprus) can be summarised as follows:

The EU attaches importance to human rights and all member states must show respect for human rights.

Turkey must conform to the common foreign and security policies of the EU.

National law must be readjusted to conform to the EU's common law.

Now that the fly has been lured to the spider's web, it may be possible to see the following occur:

Turkey is compelled to abide by the European Court of Human Rights ruling on Titina Loizidou v Turkey.

Turkey is compelled to comply with the EU's policy on Greece and Cyprus.

Turkey will no longer have claim to sovereign rights over Cyprus.

Turkey will be compelled to permit freedom of movement, settlement and ownership in the currently occupied area of Cyprus.

The refugees will accordingly reclaim what is theirs - their stolen lands and properties!

IT WILL NO LONGER BE POSSIBLE FOR TURKEY TO CLAIM THAT THE CYPRUS ISSUE LIES OUTSIDE THE FRAMEWORK OF IT'S RELATIONS WITH THE EU.

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