§ Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether British airline operators are permitted to fly directly to the Republic of North Cyprus.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
As my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs told the House on 15 November 1983, at column 725, we do not recognise the so-called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. British airlines that wish to land in Cyprus require permission from the Cyprus Air Transport Licensing Authority. It is contrary to the laws of the Republic of Cyprus for airlines to serve or to make technical landings at points in northern Cyprus.