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CYPRUS (No.3)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1439: tabled on 13 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the continuing talks between the leaders of the Cypriot communities, begun on 16th January this year, discussing proposals for a settlement in Cyprus; expresses alarm that at this sensitive time the cases of sedition against the leading opposition Turkish Cypriot politicians, Izzet Izcan and Ozker Ozker of the Patriotic Unity Movement, have been revived and that they are required to appear before a Turkish military court on 25th June; congratulates the Bicommunal Choir for Peace in Cyprus for its concert in Istanbul on 15th May, attracting an audience of 1,000 mainly Turks from Turkey, chanting in Turkish 'nothing can stop peace in Cyprus'; but regrets that Turkish Cypriot teachers who sang at the concert are under investigation and other teachers in northern occupied Cyprus have lost their jobs for writing about the situation there; and reaffirms its conviction that a solution for Cyprus will be positive for all countries in the region and people living there, allowing Cyprus to enter the European Union as a reunited island, and helping Turkey's own negotiations for accession and its new constructive engagement with its neighbour in the Eastern Mediterranean, Greece.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.