Your action is important:

1. To expose and halt the Republic of Turkey's illegal colonization of the Republic of Cyprus with non-Cypriot populations;

2. To denounce Turkey's continuing military threats against Cyprus;

3. To end Turkey's illegal occupation of northern Cyprus; 

4. To allow Cyprus to exploit its energy resources without illegal interference by Turkey; and

5. To elucidate for Turkey that before assuming the moral high ground in Cyprus offering its "wisdom" to the EU regarding what constitutes just rights for a 12% ethnic minority community perhaps Turkey needs to first address the political and cultural demands of its own circa 25% ethnic Kurdish minority which cannot even receive lessons in its native language through the school system, let alone full education in Kurdish.

Letter to
President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz
President of the European Commission José Manuel Durão Barroso
High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton
and 3 others
Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen
President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy
Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament Chair Erminia Mazzoni (Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament Chair)
Since Turkey illegally invaded Cyprus in 1974, Cyprus remains one of the most highly militarized areas in the world. Turkey not only continues to occupy Cyprus with a presence of over 40,000 armed troops, but it continues to colonize Cyprus in stark violation of international law.

Turkey's increasingly bellicose acts against Cyprus should put all Europeans on high alert. Turkey's actions only serve to greatly increase tensions in the region and to deteriorate the security not just of Cyprus but of Israel, Greece and surrounding nations as well.

While Turkey expects international support for a solution in Cyprus with political equality between the 88% Greek Cypriot and the 12% Turkish Cypriot communities, it argues the precise opposite for its own Kurdish citizens who constitute 25% of Turkey's population and cannot even receive education in their mother language.

To protect both the interests of the EU in the region and the interests of justice, international law, human rights and western common sense, I urge you to take action so as to pressure Turkey into finally giving Cyprus the freedom it deserves.

I expect the EU Commission & EU institutions to take immediate, concrete, coordinated and effective measures in order:

1. To expose and halt the Republic of Turkey's illegal colonization of the Republic of Cyprus with non-Cypriot populations;

2. To denounce Turkey's continuing military threats against Cyprus;

3. To end Turkey's illegal occupation of northern Cyprus;

4. To allow Cyprus to exploit its energy resources without illegal interference by Turkey; and

5. To elucidate for Turkey that before assuming the moral high ground in Cyprus offering its "wisdom" to the EU regarding what constitutes just rights for a 12% ethnic minority community perhaps Turkey needs to first address the political and cultural demands of its own circa 25% ethnic Kurdish minority which cannot even receive lessons in its native language through the school system, let alone full education in Kurdish.

Thank you,