Wednesday, 18 February 2015

British MEP to give talk at two fundraising events in Girne for SOS Children’s Village

Daniel Hannan MEP has regularly spoken out over the EU's treatment of Turkish Cypriots. Photo: BBC

Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan will be the keynote speaker at two events in Girne, North Cyprus today helping to raise vital funds for the SOS Children’s Village in Lefkoşa.

A lunch event has been organised at Deniz Kızı Hotel, situated to the west of Girne. The entry price of 70Tl (£20.00) includes a full Niazi special kebab buffet meal. The event starts at 12.30pm local time.

In the evening, Mr Hannan will be speaking at a special dinner laid on at The Colony Hotel in the town centre. The entry price is again 70Tl (£20.00) for a three course meal.

Both events have been organised by James and Carol Blackwell-Gibbs. For tickets and more information, call 0533 864 4115 or email

The fundraisers will aid the work of SOS Children’s Village – a unique facility in North Cyprus helping to care for deprived, neglected or orphaned children since 1993.

Mr Hannan has been a Conservative MEP for Southeast England since 1999 and is Secretary-General of The Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (AECR). He speaks French and Spanish, loves Europe, but believes that the EU is making its member countries poorer, less democratic and less free. A regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph via his blog, Mr Hannan has spoken out in favour of Turkey’s EU accession and on the ending of Turkish Cypriots’ international isolation.

In November last year, the MEP spoke out in his capacity as AECR Secretary-General against a one-sided resolution about Cyprus passed by the European Parliament (EP). He said:

“It’s not Turkish actions that are creating tensions but EU actions. Turkish Cypriots have constantly supported the EU’s reunification plan and been punished. Greek Cypriots have rejected it and been rewarded.”

See his short talk at the EP here

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