Action

ACTION CYPRUS

AN HEC PROJECT

Illegal congressional visit to occupied Cyprus

 

Campaign of Protest

SAMPLE LETTER

 

Please send your protest letters to congress@hec.greece.org, themis-airlines@hec.greece.org

 

 

Dear Sir/Madam,

 

It has come to my attention that on June 1st 2005 members of the US congress including Democrat Congressman from Florida Robert Wexler and Kentucky Democrat Congressman Wayne Edward Whitefield as well as representatives of American businesses plan to visit the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus via the Illegal Airport of Tymbou (Erkan).

 

Not only will this be a deliberate violation of the laws of the Republic of Cyprus which expressly prohibit the use of the illegal airport in Tymbou village as a means to enter the Republic's territory which includes all of the territory in the occupied areas in the north, which it is prevented from exercising its authority in by the presence of 40,000 illegal Turkish occupation troops which have been stationed there for over 30 years in violation of repeated UN resolutions, the UN Charter and international law, but this is also an express violation of UN Security Council Resolution 541 (1983) and Resolution 550 (1984) which declare the illegal secessionist state set up by the Turkish occupying forces in Cyprus "legally invalid" and call upon all members not to recognise the illegal secessionist state and its organs in any way and not to engage any action which might exacerbate the situation or assist the pseudo-state in any way and call upon all members to respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, by representatives of the United States.

 

The legitimate internationally recognised Government of Cyprus has declared all the harbours and airports of occupied Cyprus closed to traffic and any entry into Cyprus including the occupied areas from these points is illegal. This is the law of the Country. In addition, the Tymbou airport is built on stolen property of 200 Cypriot refugees who can sue anyone in EU courts for trespassing their property. These people are the legal owners of the Tymbou airport land and US citizens will violate their property rights.

 

The US government does not recognise the illegal Turkish occupation regime or the illegal airport at Tymbou nor are these recognised by any member states of the United Nations except Turkey the occupying power.

 

By entering occupied Cyprus illegally territory via the illegal Tymbou airport or by any other illegal port on occupied territory you will be liable for:

 

1.- Violation of Cyprus laws which declare the use of all ports and airports in the occupied areas illegal.

 

2.- Violation of Cyprus laws which prohibit the illegal exploitation of refugees property (since the airport is built on refugees' property) which now carry a sentence of two years in prison.

 

3.- Violation of Cyprus laws of trespass, since the airport is built on refugees property.

 

4.- Violation of the European Convention of Human Rights (Right to property).

 

6.- Violation of EU customs regulations which prohibit the use of the illegal ports and airports.

 

7.- Illegal entry into the Republic of Cyprus.

 

8.- Illegal entry into the European Union.

 

9.- Illegal trade across EU borders.

 

10.- Encouraging the violation of Cyprus and EU laws through advertising and the use of illegal flights.

 

11.- Violation of the UN Resolutions 541(1983) and 550(1984)

 

12.- Violation of the Cyprus Flight Information Region.

 

13.- Illegal entry into Cyprus Air Space.

 

14.- Ignoring the Air Traffic Control Regulations.

 

15.- Flying without insurance.

 

16.- Illegal designation of an air flight.

 

17.- Violation of United States Congress code of conduct.

 

18.- Violation of United States laws outlawing trade and diplomatic relations with an illegal occupying power.

 

If members of the US congress and representatives of US businesses enter the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus illegally they will seriously damage US-Cyprus relations and will not have diplomatic immunity and will be liable to arrest and legal action by the Republic of Cyprus and its citizens.

 

The only legal way to enter the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus is via the UN controlled crossings in the free areas.

 

I therefore demand that this totally illegal visit be called off immediately.

 

 

A grieving mother holding photos of her missing son.
1600+ men, women and children still missing

Greek Cypriots taken prisoner and transported to Turkey.
up to 70,000 held hostage in concentration camps

A Greek Cypriot napalmed by the Turkish air-force.
5000+ massacred

Greek Cypriots subjected to humiliating and degrading treatment.
thousands raped and tortured
200,000 ethnically cleansed

Christian gave stones smashed by the Turks.
500+ churches desecrated or destroyed

The murder of Tasos Isaac.
murders of refugees continue to this day

The murder of Solomos Solomou.

2001/2005 HEC and Argyros Argyrou. Updated on 24 May 2005.