IPC President Erkmen issues statement on Loizidou case

The President of the TRNC Immovable Property Commission (IPC) Ayfer Said Erkmen has released a statement regarding the Loizidou case. The IPC made a number of attempts to contact Titina Loizidou to resolve the case, but Erkmen has stated that these calls were left unanswered.

Erkmen said in his statement that the IPC had sent a letter to Loizidou’s lawyer inviting her to apply to the IPC under law number 67/2005 on 16 January 2007. Although the commission did not receive a response, it investigated Loizidou’s 10 immovable properties in good faith in upper Girne.

Regarding the result of the investigation, Erkmen stated the following:

“Titina Loizidou’s lawyer was invited to apply to the Immoveable Property Commission with letters dated November 20, 2007 and February 27, 2008. She was informed that in the case of the application, restitution of the properties would not be possible under article 8 (1) and 8 (2) of legislation 67/2005. Instead, compensation or exchange would be possible, and in the case of her request the loss of use would be compensated.”