Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the realisation of her campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the north part of Cyprus.
Today’s second reading approval by Turkish Cypriot deputies of an amendment to the island’s colonial era ban on gay sex marks the end of a long crusade by Yannakoudakis, the Turkish Cypriot LGBT community and human […]Continue Reading →
British MEP Marina Yannakoudakis attended a breakfast meeting with the President of Cyprus yesterday in London. President Nicos Anastasiades was on an official visit to the capital to meet with politicians and officials.
In attendance were MPs from main political parties, including London MPs Theresa Villiers, Matthew Offord, Nick de Bois, David Burrowes and Mike […]Continue Reading →
Two years after Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu promised Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis to repeal the north part of the island’s ban on homosexuality, the London MEP has returned to Cyprus to revive the process.
While proposals for a repeal were […]Continue Reading →
A Conservative MEP who has been campaigning for the decriminalisation homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus welcomed news that an amendment to repeal the ban has been approved by cabinet.
An article in Cyprus Today reported that the 13-page Penal Code (Amendment) Law will be sent to the north’s legislature where it would go […]Continue Reading →
The EU Commissioner for Enlargement Štefan Füle refused a Conservative MEP’s request to suspend human rights funding to the Turkish Cypriot community following slow progress on the repeal of the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.
The current law on homosexuality in the northern part of the island dates back to British […]Continue Reading →
At an event in Brussels today, London MEP Marina Yannakoudakis joined representatives of the European Commission and the Cypriot Presidency of the EU to discuss her plans for a life-saving network linking potential cell and tissue-donors with desperately-ill patients across the continent.
The event was also attended by David Burrowes MP who is Vice-Chair of […]Continue Reading →
Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today voted against continuing negotiations on Turkeys membership of the EU. A full session of the European Parliament in Brussels was considering the progress Turkey is making towards EU accession. Marina stated that Turkey needs to make progress in the areas of womens rights, the treatment of minorities and […]Continue Reading →
Members of the Pancyprian Organisation of Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing Persons met with London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis to discuss how to put EU pressure on Ankara to grant access to so-called “military sites” in occupied Cyprus where a number of mass graves are believed to be located.
Nicos Theodosiou and Nicos Sergides, […]Continue Reading →
The fate of those who went missing during following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974 was under discussion when the UK branch of Committee of Missing Persons in Cyprus met with Finchley and Golders Green MP Mike Freer and Conservative MEP for London Marina Yannakoudakis on Friday.
The Chairman of the United Kingdom Committee […]Continue Reading →
Following reports of recent arrests for homosexual
acts in the northern part of Cyprus Marina Yannakoudakis MEP wrote to Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu condemning the arrests, calling for charges to be dropped and asking for a moratorium on further arrests. The Conservative MEP for London, who has been campaigning for the repeal […]