Επιστολή διαμαρτυρίας στα Βρετανικά Ταχυδρομεία για αναφορά σε "Βόρεια Κύπρο"

Επιστολή διαμαρτυρίας για αναφορά των Βρετανικών ταχυδρομείων σε “Βόρεια Κύπρο” και “Νότια Κύπρο” στην ιστοσελίδα συναλλάγματος




22.Dec.2008

Dear Madam/Sir,

in the following webpage of yours:

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/portal/po/foreignexchange?pageId=fex_cbc&catId=19300210&showResults=true&countryId=24 (see picture below)

the country of foreign currency that appears in the selection is “Cyprus (North)”. The selection right after that is “Cyprus (South)”.

I find both those designations as preposterous and insulting.

There is only one coutry with the name “Cyprus” (The Republic of Cyprus), there is only one govenment accepted as the government of Cyprus, and of course there is only one currency accepted as the currency of Cyprus.

What you appear to refer to as “Cyprus (North)” are the occupied territories in the north part of the island, which are still controlled by Turkish troops after the invasion of 1974.

However:

1. there are numerous (unanimous) UN resolutions calling for immediate withdrawal of above mentioned troops

2. there is no country in the world (except Turkey) that recognises any second legal entity in the island apart from “The Republic of Cyprus”

3. the one and only country with the name “Cyprus” is a member of the European Union since 2004, and in all European legal bodies, its government represents the entire island, which of course includes the occupied territories, even if it does not have control over the island as a whole.

I would therefore urge you to:

1. change the designation of “Cyprus (South)” to the only accepted one: “Cyprus”

2. completely remove the designation of “Cyprus (North)”, as there is not such a country. According to international law, and UN terminology, the pseudo-state entity that wishes to be internationally recognised as such (and has yet to succeed) is a product of illegal international action, i.e. use of force and invasion against a sovereign state.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Yours,

Andreas Stalidis.

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