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Letter sent to EU Commission on Hellim issue

30 December 2014

Chairman of the Bright Future Movement, Anil Kaya has sent a letter to the European Commission as regards the Halloumi/Hellim issue, ‘Star Kibris’ reports.

According to the newspaper, Kaya who sent the letter to the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, stated that Halloumi/Hellim is a common product of both communities in Cyprus and that the Turkish Cypriots cannot be excluded from discussions and developments on the protected designation of origin (PDO) for Hellim.

Kaya stated that nobody has taken into consideration the opinion of the Turkish Cypriots cheese producers on the issue and added that these developments will have a negative effect on their livelihood.

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