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Cyprus Today - - FEATURE -

FOR­MER chair­man of UK-based hu­man rights group Em­bar­goed! Fevzi Hüseyin took a harder line, say­ing: “I have been tweet­ing the UN di­rect this year on re­peated oc­ca­sions that they should be leav­ing Cyprus and at­tend to more de­serv­ing places where there is real blood­shed, famine and per­se­cu­tion.

“I feel very pas­sion­ate about this is­sue. There is real con­flict and blood­shed in Pales­tine, Syria, Ye­men, to name a few, yet the UN is in­volved in Cyprus where there is no such oc­cur­rence.

“With­out be­ing dis­mis­sive, the UN is not pre­serv­ing peace in Cyprus — those days have long past.

“Ne­go­ti­a­tions for a set­tle­ment can still be done un­der the UN Good Of­fices mis­sion.

“It does not re­quire a mil­i­tary pres­ence on the is­land. There will al­ways be na­tion­al­ists on both sides but there is ma­tu­rity around the Cyprus prob­lem, un­like other places in the world.”

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