Friday, 5 February 2010
Supporting Turkey's EU accession process - MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijten
This is an 'open email' calling on various political friends of Cyprus in the British Parliament such as Simon Hughes, Teresa Villiers and various other MP's who have added their names to past EDM's or who have in other ways expressed support for the process of reconciliation in Cyprus -
(list in no particular order)
Andrew Dismore, Andy Love, Edward O'Hara, Roger Gale, Nigel Waterson, David Lepper, Gerald Kaufman, John Prescott, Alan Meale, Bill Etherington, Lynne Jones, Andrew George, Jim Sheridan, Bob Spink, John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn, Robert Wareing, Alan Simpson, Ronnie Campbell, Mike Hancock, John Leech, Ian McCartney, Martin Caton, Ann Cryer, Janet Anderson, Rudi Vis, David Hamilton, John Austin, Eric Illsley, Kelvin Hopkins, David Crausby, Mark Durkan, Alasdair McDonnell, Brian Jenkins, Paul Keetch, Neil Gerrard, Malcolm Moss, Albert Owen, Betty Williams, John McDonnell, Phil Willis, Richard Burden, David Burrowes, Virendra Kumar Sharma, Peter Bottomley, Harry Cohen, Andrew Stunell, Andrew Pelling, David Amess, Eric Illsley, Kelvin Hopkins, David Crausby, Joan Ryan, Caroline Flint (with apologies for any omissions)
... to join other Cyprus supporters such as Mary Honeyball MEP and Charles Tannock MEP
... to urge Britain's Minister for Europe Chris Bryant, Foreign Secretary David Miliband and Prime Minister Gordon Brown to express their support for proposals which are to be debated next week in the European Parliament on recommendation of the Foreign Relations Committee of the EP ... calling on Turkey to give back Famagusta and begin to withraw its troops and settlers from Cyprus NOW, as an indication of its goodwill towards the peace process in Cyprus
As you are no doubt aware, The European Parliament will on 10th February ( http://bit.ly/b03bsj ) debate the draft resolution prepared by MEP Ria Oomen-Ruijten as rapporteur for the Foreign Relations Committee regarding Turkey's EU accession process.
Cyprus needs all its friends to echo the sentiments contained in that resolution ( Read more at http://bit.ly/cGUd1O ) in order that Turkey's accession to the European Union can be facilitated.
A video playlist of items recorded in the last 2 years, to promote exactly such an outcome, is available online and can be embedded in other websites and forwarded to all FRIENDS OF CYPRUS - http://bit.ly/1FLuo3 (click the play button to play and also turn the sound on )
All visitors to this blog are asked to sign the online petition at:
This topic will be the subject of messages being sent out on the following twitter account in coming days, and it would be nice to be able to announce support from you on this matter.