Cyprus: Banning Turkish Placenames in GPS Systems

The Cyprus government is currently attempting to ban GPS systems that use Turkish place names in the Turkish-occupied Northern Cyprus, Homeboy Media News reports:

The Ministry of Education and Culture meanwhile has come up with some additional reasoning for the campaign to ban the GPS receivers. In its feedback, the Ministry pointed out that the Greek place names of Cyprus have been shaped throughout the centuries. It is a fact that the Turkish “so-called authorities” have indeed undertaken a systematic campaign to alter the nomenclature of occupied northern Cyprus. Further, the Ministry pointed out that, according to both the UN and UNESCO, placenames are part of a nation’s cultural heritage.


  • […] Government of Cyprus is petitioning to ban the sale of any GPS receivers that use maps or data displaying Turkish place-name… for the current Turkish controlled areas of the […]

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    Maybe it’s because the sites already had a name before 1974?

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