It has come to my attention that Huddersfield Town is
planning to play an illegal football match in the occupied areas of the
Republic of Cyprus which will be in violation of Football League, UEFA and
FIFA regulations as well as Cyprus, EU and international law and UN
resolutions 541(1983) and 550(1984).
illegal match will take place against the illegal "Cyprus Turkish
FA" which is not a FIFA or UEFA member, on Tuesday May 10 2005.
Huddersfield Town football team plan to enter Cyprus illegally via the
illegal airport in the occupied village of Tymbou which is built illegally
on land owned by 200 Greek Cypriot refugees who were ethnically cleansed by
Turkey when it invaded Cyprus in 1974 in violation of international law and
UN Security Council resolutions, and will be staying in the occupied town
of Kyrenia and will be using hotels and property which legally belong to
members of the ethnically cleansed 3000 strong Greek Cypriot population
without their permission.
Government of the Republic of Cyprus whose authority extends to all of the
islands territory (including the occupied areas) has declared all the
harbours and airports in occupied Cyprus closed to traffic and any entry
from these points is illegal and punishable by the courts. This is the law
of the country and of the EU. In addition, since the Tymbou airport is
built on stolen property of 200 Cypriot refugees and since over 90% of the
land and property in occupied Kyrenia is legally owned by 3000 Greek
Cypriot refugees they can sue anyone in EU courts for trespassing on or
exploiting their property. These Greek Cypriot refugees are the legal
owners of the Tymbou airport land and the hotels and land in Kyrania where
Huddersfield Town will be staying, training on and playing their illegal
Town will not only bring the Football League and it sponsors into disrepute
but will also be in violation of the following Cyprus, EU and international
Violation of Cyprus laws which declare the use of all ports and airports in
the occupied areas illegal.
Violation of Cyprus laws which prohibit the illegal exploitation of
refugees property which now carry a sentence of two years in prison.
of Cyprus laws of trespass
Violation of the European Convention of Human Rights (Right to property).
Violation of EU customs regulations which prohibit the use of the illegal
ports and airports.
Illegal entry into the Republic of Cyprus.
Illegal entry into the European Union.
Illegal trade across EU borders.
Encouraging the violation of Cyprus and EU laws through the promotion and
use of of illegal flights, and refugees property.
Violation of the UN Resolutions 541(1983) and 550(1984)
Violation of the Cyprus Flight Information Region.
Illegal entry into Cyprus Air Space.
Ignoring the Air Traffic Control Regulations.
Flying without insurance.
Illegal designation of an air flight.
therefore demand that Huddersfield Town call off this match immediately and
that action be taken against Huddersfield Town, its management, directors
and players by the Football League, UEFA and FIFA if it is played as
Cyprus trip off
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
have pulled the plug on their post-season trip to Cyprus.
cancellation of the four-day visit, which would have included a game
against the controversial Cyprus Turkish FA's representative team, comes
after the national Cypriot FA voiced their concerns to the English Football
Jackson and his squad would have flown out 24 hours after their final
League I game at Wrexham on Saturday, May 7 and been based at Kyrenia.
Cyprus Turkish FA does not appear on either the FIFA or UEFA websites as a
have received a number of communications since the proposed trip was
announced, and this is clearly a very sensitive issue," said Town
secretary Ann Hough.
was solely intended to be a recreational end-of-season trip including one
initial approval was sought, and received, from the Football League and the
Football Association at this end, the Cypriot FA voiced concerns to our FA,
and we are acting on those.
"We have withdrawn from the trip because we do
not want to cause offence to any party."