International Law

Updates on Turkey in Cyprus

 Updates on Turkey in Cyprus

updated Jul 24, 2013

by Daniel Pipes December 16, 2010

This weblog entry updates the Turkish and Cypriot dimension of my article "Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza" of July 20, 2010: Imagine Israeli forces stopping a mosque service on a major Islamic holiday. Well, that's what Turkish troops did yesterday, on Christmas, at a church in northern Cyprus:

Britain exporting arms to rights violators: lawmakers

 Britain exporting arms to rights violators: lawmakers


by Staff Writers
London (AFP) July 17, 2013

Britain has issued export licences worth £12 billion ($18 billion, 14 billion euros) for the sale of military equipment to states deemed possible rights violators including Syria, Iran and China, lawmakers said Wednesday.

REGIME OF ISLANDS

 REGIME OF ISLANDS

(Article 121 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, UNCLOS III)

A lecture by Ambassador Andrew Jacovides at the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy

Rhodes, 5 July 2013

Once again, I am very pleased to have the occasion of addressing you, this time on the Regime of Islands. Even though it occupies only one of the 320 Articles of UNCLOS III, Article 121, the topic of islands is an important issue of the law of the sea, as evidenced by the extensive discussions in the early stages of the UN Conference (1973-82) and in the preparatory stage preceding it (1970-73) in the Seabed Committee, as outlined in the DOALOS publication “Regime of Islands – Legislative History”. It is very much a live issue today, especially in the Pacific Ocean, but also in several other parts of the world.

Christendom's Greatest Cathedral to Become a Mosque

 Christendom's Greatest Cathedral to Become a Mosque

by Raymond Ibrahim
PJ Media
June 18, 2013

While unrest in Turkey continues to capture attention, more subtle and more telling events concerning the Islamification of Turkey — and not just at the hands of Prime Minister Erdogan but majorities of Turks — are quietly transpiring. These include the fact that Turkey's Hagia Sophia museum is on its way to becoming a mosque.

World's top weapons exporters unite to sign historic UN arms treaty

 World's top weapons exporters unite to sign historic UN arms treaty

US expected to sign later this year as campaigners hail agreement on treaty designed to prevent illegal arms trafficking
• Karen McVeigh in New York
• guardian.co.uk, Monday 3 June 2013 17.03 BST

The first internationally binding agreement to control the multi-billion pound trade in illegal arms was signed by 62 countries at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday, and hailed by campaigners as a historic diplomatic achievement.

Turkey rebuffs Cyprus link to new EU chapters

 Turkey rebuffs Cyprus link to new EU chapters

28 May 2013

Ankara quickly rejects a tentative proposal from the European Union on accession negotiations, refusing to open its ports to Greek Cypriot shipping in return for speedier chapter negotiations. BRUSSELS --

Turkey has rebuffed the European Union which offered to turn its “one-flower policy” into a "flourishing garden" of several chapters, if Turkey fulfills its obligation to fully implement measures that would open its ports to all EU members, including Greek Cyprus.

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