FACT Turkey did not intervene in Cyprus to protect
the Turkish Cypriots.
Turkey illegally invaded Cyprus in 1974 in two
waves, the second after the UN demanded its withdrawal, in order to
expand its territory and to ethnically cleanse the Greek Cypriot majority
from their homes in the north so as to alter the demography, using a
failed CIA backed fascist coup ordered by Henry Kissinger to
murder the democratic President of Cyprus as its pretext. The invasion had
been planned since the 1950's and troops were already in place weeks
before the coup. A previous Turkish attempt at invading Cyprus was made
FACT There is no such state as the "Turkish
Republic of Northern Cyprus", "Northern Cyprus", "North
Cyprus", "TRNC", "KKTC" or "Turkish Cypriot
area". Nor is there a "Southern Cyprus" or "Greek
Cypriot area". The Republic of Cyprus has always been a Unitary
i] The areas of the Republic
of Cyprus illegally occupied by Turkish troops and colonists should be
referred to in lower case as the "occupied areas" or the
"occupied districts" so as to distinguish them from the
ii] The illegal secessionist entity in the occupied
areas has been declared "legally invalid" by the United Nations
and should be referred to in lower case as the "illegal secessionist
iii] The occupied districts consist of all the territory
of "Kyrenia", approximately 90% of Famagusta including all of
the Karpass peninsula, 35% of Nikosia and 15% of Larnaka. These were all
over 82% Greek Cypriot populated before the Turkish invasion. Each should
be prefixed with "the occupied Cypriot district of".
FACT There is no "Greek Cypriot government" or
"Greek Cypriot administration"
There is only one government of the Republic of
Cyprus and it is recognised as the government of all the territory of
Cyprus both in the free and occupied areas, and represents all Cypriots
irrespective of their origin. It should be correctly referred to as the
FACT There is no "Turkish Cypriot government" or
"Turkish Cypriot administration"
The illegal Turkish regime in the occupied
areas should be referred to in lower case as the "occupation
regime", "subordinate regime" or the "puppet
regime" without use of the prefix "Turkish Cypriot" since
it does not consist of Turkish Cypriots and has been judged by the European
Court of Human Rights to be controlled by the Turkish military and legally invalid.
FACT Rauf Denktash is not the "President" of
anywhere nor is he "His Eminence" and he was never "Vice
President" of the Republic of Cyprus.
i] Denktash should be
referred to on all occasions either as "Rauf Denktash",
"Mr Denktash", and only in the context of UN sponsored talks as
"Turkish Cypriot leader" without using the word "the"
as a prefix since other Turkish Cypriot leaders also exist.
ii] The President of the Republic of Cyprus should on
all occasions be referred to as the "President" and never as
the "Greek Cypriot leader". The title "President"
should always precede his name.
FACT There are no "ministers",
"secretaries" or any other governmental, judicial, or administrative
positions in the occupation regime.
If a reference to any such non-position is
unavoidable after considering all other options these should be addressed
in quotation marks as psudo-"<the title of the
FACT There is no legal police force in the occupied areas.
So-called "Policing" is carried out by the occupying Turkish
army and a subordinate gendarmerie.
These illegal entities should be referred to as
the "Turkish army", the "illegal gendarmerie" or the
"illegal police". All arrests or detentions by these entities
are illegal and should be stated as such.
FACT The majority population of the occupied areas is not
of "Turkish Cypriot" origin.
i] The legal population of the
are the 200,000 Greek Cypriot refugees and the 40,000 Turkish Cypriots
that lived there before the Turkish invasion.
ii] Due to Turkish ethnic cleansing the current legal
inhabitents of the occupied areas consist of less than 600 enclaved Greek
Cypriots in the Karpasia peninsula (who used to number more than 20,000
in 1975) and about 200 Maronites.
FACT Over 150,000 illegal Turkish colonists, and 40,000
Turkish troops both of whom have no right to Cypriot citizenship have
been implanted by Turkey and outnumber the few remaining Turkish Cypriots
(who have not fled the Denktash regime) by more than 2 to 1.
i] The "Turkish
do not originate from the occupied areas of Cyprus nor were
they ever a majority in any part of them. Before the invasion 2/3 of the Turkish
Cypriots lived in the parts of Cyprus not currently under occupation and
were forcibly transferred to the occpied areas by the United Nations
after they were threatened with air-strikes by Turkey when it invaded.
The reference to them should be "Turkish Cypriots living in the
occupied areas" not "from".
ii] The illegal Turkish colonists or so-called
"settlers" should be referred to as "illegal colonists
from the Turkish mainland", "implanted Turkish mainland
colonists" or "non-Cypriot colonists".
iii] The illegal colonists do not have "Turkish
Cypriot" status, citizenship or nationality nor do any of their
decedents by any combination of parentage in Cypriot or International
law. For this reason the population of the occupied areas should be
referred to as "population of the occupied areas" and not as