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LOUCAIDES DEBUNKS TURKEY ,TSIMPIDES, "TRNC"
NEW YORK--On Sept 13, 2011 Mr Nikolaos Taneris Press Officer of The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) visited the Nicosia,
Cyprus law offices of Loukis Loucaides to interview the former Deputy Attorney General for the Republic of Cyprus and former judge of the
ECHR the European Court of Human Rights.
This interview serves the purposes of enlightenment efforts to keep worldwide Hellenism informed on current and historical legal parameters regarding the struggle for liberation from Turkish occupation in Cyprus and the racist bizonal bicommunal federation. Important bullet points of the interview follow below directly following the below link to the video on the CANAgrassroots You Tube channel :
Mr. L. Loucaides interviewed by Mr. Nikolaos Taneris, Press Officer of CYPRUS ACTION NETWORK OF AMERICA (CANA) – Interview took place at the office of Mr. L. Loucaides in Nicosia Cyprus, on 13 September 2011
Mr. L. Loucaides
Mr. Loukis Loucaides is regarded in Cyprus as one of the most experienced lawyers in the field of Human Rights, the fight of Cyprus for Justice and condemnation of Turkey and its crimes against the Republic of Cyprus and its people.
Mr. L. Loucaides served for 23 years as Deputy Attorney General of the Republic of Cyprus , for 9 years as Judge of the European Court of Human Rights and for another 9 years before that as a member of the European Commission for Human Rights.
Mr. L. Loucaides represented the Republic of Cyprus in the first three applications against Turkey called “inter-state applications”, for mass violations of Human Rights. Turkey executed the worst kind of atrocities anyone can imagine. At the time the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights) was not yet functioning. Mr. Loucaides goes on to elaborate on those horrific atrocities by Turkey .
In 1976 The Council of Europe found Turkey guilty of violating seven articles of the European convention on Human Rights. The London Sunday Times secured a copy of that secret Council of Europe decision against Turkey and published extracts of that damning report on 23 January 1977. Mr. Loucaides talks in detail of the Turkish barbaric treatment of Greek Cypriots by the Turks, the mass rapes of women, evidence given to the commission that ruled against Turkey . (The Sunday Times report can be found in the book “The Bloody Truth” pages 351 -360 published by the Movement for Freedom and Justice in Cyprus and which can be downloaded free either from the Movement’s website or CANA’s website).
Mr. L. Loucaides regarding A. Tsimpides actions
Asked to comment on Greek-American lawyer A. Tsimpides and his firm’s recent involvements with Cyprus in the form of lawsuits against the illegal regime in the occupied by Turkey part of Cyprus , Mr. Loucaides said he does not agree with such actions. He believes they can harm the cause of Cyprus and give the Turks the opportunity to promote the illegal regime. Mr. Loucaides was approached to act as an agent of Tsimpides in Cyprus but he withdrew his involvement upon determining that Mr. Tsimpides’ knowledge and expertise of the Cyprus issue and of International Law on Human Rights to be seriously lacking.
Mr. Loucaides notes that the so called TRNC (Turkish republic of northern Cyprus ) is an illegal regime and two United Nations Security Council Resolutions (541 of 1983 and 550 of 1984) ask all states not to recognise, assist or facilitate this regime. …
Regarding Mr. Tsimpides suing the “TRNC” Mr. Loucaides says in his interview that “.. It is of course a negative step to even accept their existence de facto, in this way you are giving standing to something that is illegal and that may open the way to gradual acceptance by governments or associations for legal recognition…”.
He agrees that Mr. Tsimpides never participated in any activism regarding Cyprus before or after 2009 when he appeared with his proposal to sue originally Turkey and the “TRNC”. It is to be noted that soon afterwards Tsimpides withdrew Turkey completely and proceeded filing lawsuits against the Turkish Cypriot Community aka “TRNC” and HSBC bank.
“ But now it is clear in my mind that by pursuing this case against the TRNC inverted commas or not damages our Ethnos (nation)”, concludes Mr. L. Loucaides
Mr. L. Loucaides agrees fully with Greek Cypriot lawyer C. Clerides’ position as to Mr. Tsimpides actions. Mr. Clerides’ position (a distinguished Greek Cypriot lawyer with extensive experience in dealing with Human Rights cases against Turkey ) was published in London based Eleftheria newspaper on 10 March 2011 (www.eleftheria.co.uk). Asked to comment on Mr. Tsimpides’ class lawsuit against the “TRNC” and HSBC, Mr. Clerides commented as follows :
“I do not agree with taking proceedings against the so called TRNC in any capacity corporate or not. Wish to remind that we struggled hard against Turkey ’s position in the European Court that TRNC is responsible for the occupied areas and we won it the Court saying that TRNC is a subordinate Administration not a legal entity in International Law. Turkey remains responsible. We should not work to undermine that now as we would be stepping into a slippery road”.
American-Owned Property Bill 2597 ( H.R. 2597 American-Owned Property in Occupied Cyprus Act)
Mr. Loucaides was asked to comment on Mr. Tsimpides’ fierce opposition to Bill 2597 recently introduced and co-signed by three American Senators (US Reps Bilirakis, Pallone and Maloney) . Mr. A. Tsimpides opposes Bill 2597 because he argues it confirms that the occupied areas are a subordinate administration of Turkey and the Bill regards Turkey as responsible for the occupation of Cyprus . To this Mr. Loucaides expressed the opinion that the reason Mr. Tsimpides opposes Bill 2597 is because this Bill may hinder his cases. “It bothers him because it may somehow hinder his proceedings against the TRNC, the Bill recognises Turkey as responsible in the occupied and not TRNC”, stressed Mr. Loucaides.
“ I read the Bill and my opinion is that this is a good step, there is nothing wrong with the Bill. It makes clear that TRNC is a non existent entity in International Law, speaks about occupation in the occupied areas , this is in line with International Law” said Mr. Loucaides and agrees that Turkey is the government with which the American government should deal with the issue just as Resolution 2597 provides.
Tsimpides’ involvement with the Julio Inglesias’ agency
Mr. Loucaides was also asked to comment on the latest action by Mr. Tsimpides to sue TRNC again, over a dispute involving the demand for a return of some $280,000 between the actor’s agency and the Turks over the actor’s cancelling an appearance in the occupied back in October 2010. He said that he does not agree with such action.
Mr. L. Loucaides views on Bizonal Bicommunal Federation
Mr. L. Loucaides was the very first person in Cyprus to oppose the solution of Bizonal Bicommunal Federation and to agree with the Kyrenian Refugee Association Adouloti Kyrenia which rejected this solution.
He stressed the racist nature of this solution and explained how it violates Human Rights and divides the people of Cyprus on racist lines.
“It is against the rule that prohibits racist discrimination. It is a direct breach of prohibition against racial discrimination… Secondly this kind of arrangement will facilitate Turkey to legalise the partition which is now for the last 37 years kept through the military occupation of the northern part of Cyprus . We are not allowed to go there and live and Turkish Cypriots are discouraged to come over to the free part. Turkey always wanted to separate and partition Cyprus . This solution would legalise this…”
Mr. Loucaides talks about the Turkish imported population in the occupied by Turkey area of Cyprus, the so called settlers and proposes actions that should be done, undertaken by the Government of Cyprus, in order to enlighten the outside world.
A very enlightening and in depth interview with Mr. Loucaides an authority on the cause of Cyprus vis-à-vis International Law and Human Rights’ violations by Turkey.
President Christofias also supports that the illegal regime is a SUBORDINATE ADMINISTRATION OF TURKEY .
As CANA was preparing to release the Mr. Loucaides interview, CANA was informed that President Demetris Christofias in a long speech delivered to a Greek Cypriot gathering in North London on 18 September, 2011 (and broadcast by Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation (CyBc) TV on the main evening news bulletin on 19th September, stressed strongly that :
“… the illegal regime is a SUBORDINATE ADMINISTRATION OF TURKEY. It is an illegal regime and any dealings with it constitute illegal acts. Is contrary to the UN Security Council Resolutions 541 of 1983 and 550 of 1984 which condemn the illegal action of Turkey to unilaterally declare a state, an action that the Security Council regards void non existent calling at the same time on all countries not to recognise this separatist illegal regime…”
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