Ending the isolation of Turkish Cypriots
Our lobbying campaign is kicking off by sending letters to your constituent MP. The BRS has written two letters on your behalf for you to choose which one to send. One letter has a more diplomatic tone and the other a bit more heartfelt, but the purpose of both is to show your feelings towards the discrimination against Turkish Cypriots.
To see the 2 letters, please click here. They will open in a new tab.
To facilitate matters, the BRS has created a system where by inputting your personal
information, a pre-populated letter can be automatically sent to your MP by email. Please note that this
should be from only one person at a time, so as to maximise the impact of the campaign.
This removes the inconvenience of having to send any letter by post (we all know the postal system in the TRNC is somewhat challenging!). Nonetheless, if you wish to have a hard copy letter posted, simply print off your chosen letter, top and tail it as appropriate and hand it in to one of BRS clinics and the BRS in turn will collate these and send them over to England. You can also attend a BRS clinic from 5th December where you can sign your letters and we will post them for you.
Please share this on social media, with your friends and family, both here in the TRNC and especially those in the UK.
Please click here to send your letters.
TOTALS to date - VOTERS 45 - NON VOTERS - 13
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