Turkish daily newspaper 'Zaman' confirms that Jennifer Lopez has NOT cancelled her appearrance in occupied Cyprus. The newspaper though admits the following:
“It is true that Greeks put pressure on Lopez not to visit to Turkish Cyprus. Of course, she was affected by the pressure. She even receives threats from Greeks. In effect, she has certain hesitation. However, there is a contract that is signed by the actress,” Bozoğlu said.
What the newspaper fails to mention is that the pressure does not come from Greeks only, it comes from foreigners and nationals of many countries, both from Europe, the Americas and elsewhere. It is not a matter of a political game, we are talking about 800 raped women here, the occupation of 37% of the land of Cyprus, an illegal regime that violates human rights laws and is being sustained by the Turkish occupation army.
As for the "threats" that she suppossedly receives, well, a state that has effectively annihilated half a country, is continuing the occupation, has caused 200,000 refugees and never apologized for the raping of so many women, this state (which is Turkey) is not it a position to talk about "threats".
Keep up the pressure activists! We are doing well! Jennifer Lopez shouldn't tarnish her name by legalizing an illegal regime of rapists occupiers of a foreign land!
Read Zaman's article:
Source: 'Zaman' 05 July 2010
Cratos Premium Hotel board of directors chairman Murat Bozoğlu has dismissed reports in the Greek Cypriot media that world-famous American singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has cancelled her plans to attend the grand opening of their hotel in Girne (Kyrenia) on July 20, saying Lopez has signed a contract to take part in the event.
Bozoğlu ruled out reports on Saturday that the American singer has canceled her plans to travel to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (KKTC) in a written statement, while confirming speculation that Greek Cypriots attempted to block Lopez’s visit to Turkish Cyprus.
The Greek Simerini daily reported last week that Lopez’s KKTC visit was canceled thanks to lobbying by Greeks in the US. “It is true that Greeks put pressure on Lopez not to visit to Turkish Cyprus. Of course, she was affected by the pressure. She even receives threats from Greeks. In effect, she has certain hesitation. However, there is a contract that is signed by the actress,” Bozoğlu said.
Noting that they signed an agreement with Lopez three days ago, Bozoğlu said the Cratos Premium Hotel is the biggest tourism investment on the island. He added that Premium Gala night will be broadcast live to 193 countries in the world by Fashion TV and this significant tourism event is not only important for the promotion of the Turkish Cyprus, but also for the whole island. The Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) urged its community to call, fax and email the William Morris Agency in New York that represents Lopez to urge her “not to visit Turkish-occupied Cyprus.”
The diaspora organization also underlined the fact that the Lopez’s arrival in the KKTC is set for July 20 -- the 36th anniversary of the Turkish intervention in Cyprus to protect the ethnic Turkish population following a Greek-inspired military coup d’état that advocated unification of the island with Greece.