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ATCA Objectives

The Association of Turkish Cypriots Abroad (ATCA) was established in July 2003 as a non-profit organisation, with the aim of forming a web site, which would address the problems of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) and that of the Turkish Cypriots worldwide.

ATCA has two primary objectives:

  • To effectively Lobby: ATCA knows very well that it is vital to have effective lobbying and to sufficiently communicate the just cause of the Turkish Cypriot People to worldwide leaders and international institutions. Therefore, ATCA has sought to cater for this need.
  • To organise and unite the Turkish Cypriots: Clear and concise information cannot be communicated without organisation and unity.  Therefore, ATCA is undertaking the task of arousing awareness and to uniting the Turkish Cypriots worldwide and their allies and friends, as well as the people who seek the truth about the Cyprus problem.

ATCA is a non-profit organisation, with no affiliation to any political group or party. The slogans used by ATCA are:  Respect, Equality, and Recognition

ATCA lobbies hard and effectively in light of the above slogans, calling on the International Community to Respect the Human Rights of the Turkish Cypriots, with particular reference to the ‘Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948’.

ATCA always calls on the notion of Equality to be respected in any solution to the Cyprus Problem, in light of past UN Resolutions which stipulate that the Cyprus issue is not one of ‘majority and minority’ but that of ‘two equal Communities’.

ATCA also calls upon the International Community to treat the Turkish Cypriots with equality, so that they may enjoy the same rights and freedoms as the rest of the world citizens.

 

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