The Turkish Cypriot teachers trade union (KTOS) and the Turkish Cypriot secondary school teacher’s union (KTOEOS) continue their united struggle to help the children of mixed marriages in Cyprus to be able to obtain Republic of Cyprus’ citizenship.
Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Kibris’ reports that after an invitation by KTOS, around 1,000 people applied to the trade union for assistance. Among the applicants are also people who live in different countries abroad such as in France, Canada and Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, 15 February, KTOS and KTOEOS will organise a briefing meeting at the Ataturk cultural centre in order to inform the applicants about the situation. A Greek Cypriot lawyer will be also attending the meeting, writes the paper.
General secretary of KTOS, Sener Elcil, explained that around 1,000 people who are children of mixed marriages and confront certain difficulties in obtaining the Republic of Cyprus citizenship, have applied to the trade union. He further said that during the meeting to take place, these persons will be able to be informed by a Greek Cypriot lawyer about the legal procedures that should follow. He added that during the meeting, the applicants’ information will be registered, all the applicants will be categorised and afterwards coordination will be made in order to proceed to a class action against the Republic of Cyprus.