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Sertoglu: “Our membership to KOP is in a blockage”

Sertoglu: “Our membership to KOP is in a blockage”

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (22.09.15) under the title: “They said that they cannot make us a member”, reports that the chairman of the “Turkish Cypriot Football Federation” (“KTFF”) Hasan Sertoglu has stated yesterday during a meeting he held with sport media representatives in the occupied area of Cyprus that the process towards their membership

Sertoglu: The discussions with the CFA (KOP) will be speeded up

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (21.08.15) reports that Hasan Sertoglu, chairman of the Turkish Cypriot so-called football federation,has said that after the self-styled council of ministers approved the “federation’s” work, practices and principles’ “statute” their discussions with the Cyprus Football Association (CFA or KOP) will continue from the point they had been left and the process

Football defection highlights Turkey’s failed policy on Turkish Cypriots

By Ertan Karpazli It has been over sixty years since ethnic tensions in Cyprus caused Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots to part ways on the football field. Turkish Cypriots boycotted the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) in 1954 following a Greek Cypriot uprising spurred by dreams of annexing of the island to Greece, which left Turkish

President of KOP:`I admire Sertoglu’s dedication and courage”

The president of KOP (Cyprus Football Association ) Costas Koutsokoumnis praised the Cyprus Turkish Football Association’s move to join KOP and said that it was not possible for CTFA to be recognized as an autonomous body at the international arena and that the only way for CTFA’s international recognition was through KOP. Koutsokoumnis also praised

The Turkish press gets into action to prevent the reunification of the Cyprus football

Turkish daily Hurriyet newspaper (28.03.15, online http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/spor/futbol/28583205.asp) refers to the efforts in the direction of the reunification of the Cypriot football under the title “The fear became true in Cyprus! The TRNC Football Federation is becoming member of the Greek Cypriot Federation!” The paper reports that the Turkish Cypriot “federation” (“KTFF”) two years ago had

Eroglu:CTFA’s membership to KOP would not benefit Turkish Cypriot football

Turkish Cypriot president and independent presidential candidate Derviş Eroğlu evaluated Cyprus Turkish Football Association (CTFA) leader Hasan Sertoğlu’s announcement he made this morning during a press conference where he said that CTFA’s application letter for KOP was submitted to FIFA. Eroğlu criticised Sertoğlu’s announcement and said “I told Mr Sertoğlu that CTFA’s membership to KOP

Serdar Denktas:Application to KOP suicide of the T/c football clubs

The Cyprus Turkish Football Association’s attempt to join the ranks of the South Cyprus Football Association has led to a reaction from the Deputy Prime Minister – Minister for Economy, Tourism, Culture and Sports Serdar Denktaş. He sent a letter to members of the Cyprus Turkish Football Association voicing his concern regarding the membership. In