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Plan B Statement Given to UN

ATCA-TRNC Representative Kerem Hasan and ATCA Coordinator Hatice Kerimgil handed over the “Plan B” statement to the UN, signed by 203 NGO’s worldwide.

The statement states the support given to a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem, but has called on the UN to place a time limit – which is the end of January 2011.

Making a statement to the UN official at the Ledra Palace Checkpoint Friday, January 21, Kerem Hasan said: “The Turkish Cypriots in the TRNC and globally are saying enough is enough. The Turkish Cypriots have done everything they can for a solution, yet continue to be unjustly penalised. We want the UN to be reasonable. If no substantial progress is being made in the present negotiations, the UN must consider a Plan B for North Cyprus. The UN must think of a new approach, and a solution on a new basis. The isolations must be ended”.

Also speaking at Ledra Palace, Hatice Kerimgil told press reporters: “The statement of ATCA has been fully backed by 203 NGO’s worldwide. The UN must implement the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Turkish Cypriots have a right to life and to exercise the same rights and freedoms as that enjoyed by other citizens of the world. The Turkish Cypriots want their own equal sovereign state. We want a solution based on UN established parameters. However if this process is not going anywhere, the Turkish Cypriots cannot remain in limbo anymore. We are standing up to this globally”.

Also making a statement, British Residents Society and former British Parliamentarian Stephen Day, said: “We fully support the initiative of ATCA. It is high time that freedom is given to the Turkish Cypriots; the isolations on them must come to an end. This is in the hands of the UN”.

ATCA-UK Representative, Cetin Ramadan said that they have sent the statement to the British Prime Minister David Cameron, the EU Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso, and the Turkish Premier, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

ATCA would like to extend its deepest gratitude and appreciation to all NGO’s and individuals who worked so hard to make this global project a major success – which has put forward the true voice of the Turkish Cypriots living in the TRNC and the world.

ATCA hands Plan B statement to UN


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