FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO TURKISH COMMUNITY
Draft Exchange of Letters between the
Governor and Dr. Kutchuk and
A.-Text of Letter from the Governor to Dr. Kutchuk and
I have the honour to inform you that the Government of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland have decided to make available the
sum of £1,500,000 by way of grant to the Turkish community in Cyprus to be used for
education, the development of Vakf property and cultural and other like purposes which
fall within the competence of the Turkish Communal Chamber as it is to be established
under the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus.
2. Accordingly, I propose the following arrangements:-
(a) The Government of the United Kingdom shall pay the sum
of £1 million, for the purposes mentioned in paragraph 1 above, to the Turkish Communal
Chamber, in instalments as required for purposes which have been approved by that Chamber
for immediate execution during the two years following the date of Independence for
(b) In order to meet urgent requirements of the Turkish
community, for the purposes set out in the Schedule hereto, before the establishment of
the Turkish Communal Chamber the Government of the United Kingdom shall pay the sum of
£500,000 into a joint account in your name with the Turkish Bank of Nicosia on condition
(i) any payments out of that account shall be made only for
the purposes mentioned in this subparagraph and with the consent of the High Council of
Evcaf and upon the signature of both of you and
(ii) upon the establishment of the Turkish Communal
Chamber, you will render to that Chamber an account of any expenditure made from the said
sum of £500,000 and will pay over the balance, if any, to that Chamber for the purposes
mentioned in paragraph I above.
(c) The Turkish Communal Chamber shall arrange for the
Government of the United Kingdom in due course to be provided with audited statements of
all transactions relating to the sums paid to you and to that Chamber in accordance with
the above provisions of this paragraph.
3. I also have to request your confirmation that the
Turkish community, including the High Council of Evcaf, have no financial claims against
the Government of the United Kingdom, or against the Government of the Colony of Cyprus,
arising or purporting to arise out of or in connexion with either the administration of
Cyprus or the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus or
otherwise, and that no such claims will be made hereafter by or on behalf of the Turkish
community. It is understood that this paragraph shall not affect the provisions, on its
entry into force, of the Treaty concerning the Establishment of the Republic of Cyprus
initialled at Nicosia on the of July, 1960, and in particular the provisions of Annex E
4. If you would kindly confirm your acceptance of the
arrangements set out in paragraph 2 of this letter and give me the confirmation requested
in paragraph 3, I will arrange for a joint account to be opened in your name with the
Turkish Bank of Nicosia and for the sum of £500,000 to be paid into that account.
B.-Text of Letter from Dr. Kutchuk and Mr. Denktash
We acknowledge receipt of your letter of (dated) which
reads as folio,
[Text as A]
2. We have the honour to confirm on behalf of the Turkish
community our acceptance of the arrangements set out in paragraph 2 and to give you the
confirmation requested in paragraph 3 of your letter.
Draft Exchange of Letters on Grant to Turkish Community
(l) General repairs to and renovation of Vakf buildings
which suffered damage owing to rent control.
(2) Towards the cost of a new school building for Turkish
Secondary Girls School in Nicosia.
(3) Towards the development of Vakf property at Kyrenia
(4) Construction of a new building in Nicosia for Turkish
Communal Chamber, with necessary offices.
(5) Advance for the building of new Secondary School at
(6) Towards the cost of development of certain land for a
hotel at Kyrenia.
(7) Towards the cost of development of Vakf property at
(8) Towards the cost of building on Vakf property at
Larnaca modern tourist facilities.
(9) Towards the cost of completion of development of old
Turkish Cemetery at Famagusta.
(10) Towards the cost of development of Tekke garden at
Nicosia or other similar property.