September 2006 the German airline Lufthansa signed an agreement on the
education of pilots with the illegal so-called "Turkish Cypriot
Please take action so that this agreement is revoked by emailing your views
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SAMPLE LETTER AND FACT SHEET
It has come to my attention that on 20 September 2006 Lufthansa signed an
agreement on the education of pilots with the illegal so-called
"Turkish Cypriot Airlines" which operates illegally in the
occupied territories of the Republic of Cyprus. The agreement you have
singed is morally reprehensible and violates the laws of the Republic of
Cyprus and the European Union of which Cyprus is a member as well as the
Chicago Convention on aviation and the resolutions of the United Nations
Security Council, therefore I demand that you revoke it immediately
otherwise you will face legal action and a customer and investor backlash.
In 1974 Turkey invaded Cyprus illegally in violation of over 30 exiting UN
resolutions condemning its systematic aggression and numerous acts of
terror, which it had perpetrated over the previous decade against both
Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Over 200,000 Greek Cypriots who made up 90% of
the population were brutally raped, tortured, murdered and ethnically
cleansed from 40% of Cyprus territory by the invading Turkish forces and
have never been allowed to return to their land and homes since.
The puppet state which Turkey has set up in occupied Cyprus referred to as
the so-called "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus" has been
declared "legally invalid" by the United Nations Security Council
in resolutions 541(1983) and 550(1984) which also call upon all states not
to assist this illegal entity in any way, therefore your agreement with the
so-called "Turkish Cypriot Airlines" on the issue of the
education of pilots is legally invalid and contrary to these resolutions
and international law.
The so-called "Turkish Cypriot Airlines" operates illegally from
buildings and lands which were stolen from Greek Cypriot owners who were
brutally ethnically cleansed by Turkish forces in 1974 and have not been
allowed to return in violation of numerous judgments of the European Court
of Human Rights and over 100 resolutions of the UN Security Council and
General Assembly passed since the illegal Turkish invasion. This land and
property includes the illegal "Erkan" airport in the occupied Greek
Cypriot village of Tymbou from which its 2000 inhabitants were ethnically
cleansed. The resolutions of the UN and the judgments of the ECHR including
Loizidou v. Turkey Application no. 15318/89, Cyprus v. Turkey, Application
no. 25781/94 and Xenides-Arestis v. Turkey, Application no. 46347 which
demand that this property is returned to its original Greek Cypriot owners.
Under Cyprus and EU law the use or exploitation of land or property
belonging to Greek Cypriots, without their permission is a criminal offence
and carries a two-year prison sentence and a heavy fine. The judgments of
the Cyprus courts are enforceable in all EU member states and international
arrest warrants can be issued for the arrest of anyone illegally using or
exploiting Greek Cypriot property including Lufthansa employees.
The only legal political entity on the island of Cyprus is the Republic of
Cyprus, which is the legal government and represents all of the people on
the island including both Greek and Turkish Cypriots and whose authority
and jurisdiction extends to all parts of the island including the occupied
areas. Under the laws of the Republic of Cyprus and the EU it is illegal to
enter the island through any ports or airports in the areas illegally
occupied by over 40,000 Turkish troops since 1974. All points of entry in
the occupied areas have been declared closed by the government of Cyprus
and anyone entering through them is responsible for committing a criminal
offence, which is punishable by the Cyprus and EU courts. Since the illegal
"Erkan" airport in occupied Cyprus is built illegally on land
belonging to ethnically cleansed Greek Cypriots from the village of Tymbou
anyone entering Cyprus through this airport is liable to arrest in any EU
member state and can be sentenced to 2 years imprisonment.
Airlines operating in the occupied part of Cyprus are not under effective
control of the government of Cyprus and do not comply with European Union
or international regulations including the Chicago Convention. They have
not been registered or accredited by the Cyprus Ministry of Trade and their
self-declared aviation accreditations are not recognised anywhere in the
world except Turkey.
By continuing its relationship with the so-called "Turkish Cypriot
Airlines," Lufthansa abets and perpetuates a blatant violation of
international law as well as a transgression of basic human rights. I
therefore urge you to cancel your so-called education agreement with the
illegal "Turkish Cypriot Airlines" if you wish your integrity and
reputation to be restored.
Lufthansa's agreement constitutes;
1.- Violation of Cyprus laws which declare the use of all ports and
in the occupied areas illegal.
2.- Violation of Cyprus laws which prohibit the illegal exploitation of
refugees property which now carry a sentence of two years in prison.
3.- Violation of Cyprus laws of trespass
4.- Violation of the European Convention of Human Rights (Right to
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 the promotion
and use of illegal flights, and refugees property.
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.