§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether Turkey has ratified the fourth Geneva Convention and, in any case, whether it has been made aware of its violation of Article 49 by transferring parts of its own civilian population into occupied territory in Cyprus.
The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (The Earl of Caithness)
Turkey has ratified the fourth Geneva Convention.
We have no reliable information on the number of Turkish settlers in northern Cyprus. All parties to the intercommunal dispute are aware that this issue will have to be addressed in the context of the comprehensive settlement for which the UN is working, with our full support.