Number of immigrants/refugees arriving in Cyprus increases in 2017
The number of illegal immigrants and refugees who arrived in Cyprus in the
first nine months of the year recorded an increase of 137%, compared to last year.
According to the International Organisation for Migration, from the 1 st of January
until the 8 th of October 818 people arrived to Cyprus, compared to the
corresponding period in 2016 when their number was 345.
The same data shows that 140,538 migrants and refugees entered Europe by
sea in 2017 through 8 October, with over 75% arriving in Italy and the
remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares...[
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@jeba, they are where devil said, in Kofinou and Kokkinotrimithia.
@scottie: 'throw them out'? Ever heard of UN//international refugee convention?
Of course I have . If they are political refugees yes they must be taken in and cared for. , goes without saying or patronising .
If however they are in the country for economic reasons , or even escaping the law in their own country , of course they must be vetted and register . Otherwise how the blazes do we know who our neighbours are ?
The differential is in the article , the word "illegal" did it for me . 😊
By definition anyone entering Cyprus other than through the recognised ports and using the correct procedure is classed as illegal.
Does that also refer to the carpet baggers and others coming in via 'Ercan' ??
Yes, they are entering a sovereign state, albeit illegaly occupied by an armed force controlled by another sovereign state through an illegal point of entry not controlled by the internationally recognised administration.
Interestingly my Cypriot in laws and several of my Cypriot neighbours, all of the Orthodox persuasion use 'Ercan' to visit Turkey for holidays and shopping, they drive to 'Ercan' park up and return loaded up with shopping. In so far as I know none have had goods confiscated or have been charged with anything upon return to RoC controlled Cyprus. Surprisingly all of my male Cypriot in laws in the 60/70 age group served in the NG in 1974 and the entire family lost their homes property and businesses. Three of the 'boys' were taken prisoner with two being helped to escape transportation or worse by a Turkish Cypriot policeman who knew the family and the other released from the Petrides Garage lock up Nicosia in a UN brokered program because we knew he was there. Personally if I were them and having survived 74 the last places I would want to be would be Turkish occupied Cyprus or Turkey whatever the savings on holidays or luxury goods.
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