Sports Under Embargo
People living in North Cyprus have had to endure internationally-imposed embargoes that have denied them the right to engage in any political, economic, social or sports events, leaving them completely isolated from the rest of the world. This situation has existed for over forty years. Due to the misconceived UN Resolution 186, passed on 4 March 1964, the Greek Cypriots have been able to legitimise their status as the sole recognised authority on the island of Cyprus and effectively deny Turkish Cypriots their legal, political and basic human rights Turkish Cypriots are not allowed to participate or host international teams, or sporting/cultural events. The extent of these embargoes are vast, no teams or individuals from North Cyprus have participated at any of the following since December 1963, Olympic and Commonwealth Games, World and European sporting tournaments such as athletics championships or football competitions.