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In an interview with BBC 2’s Daily Politics programme today, Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis expressed her concern for the clashes between protesters and police in Istanbul’s Gezi Park.

She told the programme: “I’m concerned. I have sympathy with protesters. They have a democratic right to protest and that’s part of living in a democracy.

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Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today voted against continuing negotiations on Turkey’s 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 women’s rights, the treatment of minorities and […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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A Conservative MEP who has been campaigning for the repeal of the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus today condemned the latest arrests on the island for “unnatural intercourse”.

Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, has been lobbying Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu to repeal the ban on homosexuality in the […]

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On 20 October London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis met with Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu where she condemned the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus - that last part of Europe where it is illegal to be gay. On that occasion Marina received assurances from Dr. Eroğlu that he would sign […]

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