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Children born to a Cypriot parent have the right to Cypriot citizenship

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Achilleas Demetriades has urged Turkish Cypriots, whose children are being denied their constitutional right to Cypriot citizenship, to persist with their demand. Every child born to a Cypriot parent has the right to Cypriot citizenship, he has pointed out during a panel discussion, organised by Euro MP Niyazi Kizilyurek, in Turkish-occupied Nicosia.

He also said that this right was being denied not by a court of law, but by a political decision-making body and encouraged Turkish Cypriots to appeal a rejection within the set deadline of 75 days.

This is our tragedy, he told an audience comprising politicians, journalists, union representatives and numerous families affected by the refusal of Cypriot authorities to grant citizenship, particularly to those in mixed marriages.

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