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Reader comment on item: Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza

Submitted by Nikki Causer (United States), Aug 5, 2010 at 06:39

Contact: Athan T. Tsimpedes, Esq.
Office: 202-772-3159
July 22, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC. A Class Action lawsuit has named the non-country of the "Turkish Republic of
Northern Cyprus" ("TRNC") and HSBC, an International Bank with offices in the U.S. and Cyprus, as
defendants in an action for depriving Cypriots of their property, through fraudulent transactions in an area
referred to as the "Turkish Gaza." The Turkish Gaza is neither recognized by the United Nations, nor by
any other country except Turkey, the country that barbarically invaded Cyprus 36 years ago and divided
the island. The military operation "Atilla" of 1974 as it is known, displaced over 170,000 Cypriots,
turning them into refuges, in addition to systematic murders, rapes and destruction perpetrated by the
Turkish army. If that was not enough, the importation of over 150,000 mainland Turks to occupy these
lands adds insult to the atrocities.
Recently, Jennifer Lopez cancelled her concert in the Turkish Gaza once she became aware of the gross
human rights violations and the TRNC businesses that may not hold legitimate title to the properties.
Unfortunately, the deplorable conduct of Turkey continues. Despite being condemned by the civilized
world, the Turkish Gaza violates the rights of the displaced persons as Turkey maintains there over
40,000 troops to ensure people will never return to their ancestral lands, homes, businesses and houses of
worship, that includes, Jewish, Armenian, and Catholic sites, which have been looted and pillaged. To
this day, Turkey and the Turkish Gaza deprive the Plaintiffs of their rights, in violation of international
law and the laws of the U.S. with the assistance of HSBC banks.
The lawsuit seeks compensation for the illegal funding coordinated by HSBC, the only known
international bank that clears money to and from the Turkish Gaza, despite being aware that titles to
properties being sold are fraudulent. For example, the Amaranta Valley project, headed by a convicted
felon that defrauded many innocent parties to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars was constructed
and developed on the lands of displaced Cypriots in Turkish Gaza.
This lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court by Washington, D.C. based attorney Athan T.
Tsimpedes, the founding partner of the Tsimpedes Law Firm. All questions or requests for copies of
the Complaint are to be directed to Athan Tsimpedes at 202-772-3159 or 202-345-4318


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