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Cyprus: Property

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 5 November 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the Government of Cyprus about whether some Greek Cypriots have agreed compensation for property in Northern Cyprus which they vacated in 1974, and which authority funded the compensation. [HL5912]

The Government are aware of the establishment of the Turkish Cypriot “immovable properties commission” and its payment of compensation but we do not recognise it as a competent authority. The Government have not discussed this matter with the Government of Cyprus, and maintain that only a comprehensive Cyprus settlement can fully address the complicated issue of property.