37 Palestinians take shelter in Turkish Cypriot side

The Palestinians, who had been staying in Greek Cypriot side, sought shelter in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as they were subjected to pressure and maltreatment.

37 Palestinians take shelter in Turkish Cypriot side

World Bulletin/News Desk

A total of 37 Palestinians, who have been living in the Greek Cypriot side, took shelter in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as they were subjected to pressure and maltreatment.

The Palestinians, who have been living in Greek Cypriot side for seven years as refugees, applied to the  TRNC Refugee Rights Association to take shelter in the TRNC.

The association's chairperson Ceren Goynuklu told Turkish press that there was no regulation in the TRNC regarding a refugee mechanism, and this might create an international problem.

Goynuklu said that 37 Palestinians, including 21 children, arrived in the TRNC by a tourist visa for 30 days.

One of the Palestinians told Turkish press that they had been staying in Greek Cypriot side under very harsh circumstances, adding that they had been under pressure there because they were Muslims.

The EU has refugee rights but these rights don't work in the Greek Cypriot administration, he said.

Meanwhile, the TRNC Red Crescent extended a helping hand to the Palestinians. 

Last Mod: 27 Nisan 2013, 12:12
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