§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the size and the composition of Her Majesty's Government's representation in northern Cyprus.
§ Mr. Whitney
We do not recognise the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and have no diplomats accredited to it. However, the High Commission in Nicosia, which is accredited to the Republic of Cyprus, has informal contacts with the Turkish Cypriots, which provide for the protection of British interests in northern Cyprus.