Dear Attorney General’s Office,

Please can you give me all documentation on any advice requested and/or given to any governmental or quasi-governmental body, including and in particular to the Bank of England, the FSA, the Foreign Office and the Treasury, regarding the legitimacy or otherwise of recognising any purported authority of the 'TRNC', having regard, inter alia, to UN Security Council resolutions and the Cyprus Treaty of Guarantee.

Yours faithfully,

A Koumi

James Ross, Attorney General’s Office

Dear A Koumi

Thank you for your email to the Attorney General's Office making a
request under the Freedom of Information Act.

You have requested:

"Please can you give me all documentation on any advice requested and/or
given to any governmental or quasi-governmental body, including and in
particular to the Bank of England, the FSA, the Foreign Office and the
Treasury, regarding the legitimacy or
otherwise of recognising any purported authority of the 'TRNC', having
regard, inter alia, to UN Security Council resolutions and the Cyprus
Treaty of Guarantee."

I will write to you again once your request has been considered, I am
aiming to send you a response by 14 December, I will of course reply
sooner if I am able.

Yours sincerely

James Ross
Freedom of Information Officer

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James Ross, Attorney General’s Office

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Dear A Koumi

Please find attached a copy of our response to your recent Freedom of
Information request.

Yours sincerely

James Ross
Freedom of Information Officer

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Dear Attorney General’s Office,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews, Peter Fish, Director General.

I am writing to request an internal review of Attorney General’s Office's handling of my FOI request 'Legal advice regarding the 'TRNC''.

I consider that, in the circumstances of this case, there is a strong public interest in waiving the exclusions and breaking the current conventions which far outweigh the public interest of not doing so.

In general terms, I believe there is huge public interest - especially at this present time - in ascertaining whether government departments tasked with regulating financial institutions, have actually been doing their job properly and are complying with statutory guidelines and the law, and that this is based on sound legal advice.

Specifically in this particular case, I believe there is huge public interest in ascertaining whether (in particular) the FSA has taken proper legal advice, regarding its recognition of the 'TRNC' and the regime's local financial so-called regulator, in clear breach of UK treaty obligations to Cyprus and international law. This breach has resulted in the FSA's refusal to investigate and prevent money-laundering by a bank headquartered in the UK and supervised by the FSA on a consolidated basis.

This bank's illegal and immoral presence in the occupied part of Cyprus has given a veneer of respectability to this illegal regime, resulting in many thousands UK citizens being adversely affected both as:

a) unwitting 'purchasers' of stolen properties in the northern occupied part of Cyprus, and;
b) refugees from that part of the island - now UK citizens – whose property has been illegally usurped and exploited.

See press report here, documenting the 'fraudulent property scheme of biblical proportions' which the bank in question is alleged to have taken part in:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsb...

I believe getting to the bottom of illegality of biblical proportions outweighs any other supposed sensitivities.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/le...

Yours faithfully,

A Koumi

James Ross, Attorney General’s Office

Dear A Koumi

Thank you for your email to the Attorney General's Office seeking an
Internal Review into your Freedom of Information request.

We hope to send you a substantive response by 15 January 2013.

Yours sincerely

James Ross
Freedom of Information Officer

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Dear A Koumi

Please see attached letter in relation to your request for an internal
review.

Yours sincerely

James Ross
Freedom of Information Officer

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Dear James Ross,

Thank you for sending me your internal review.

I do not believe this is good enough and have submitted complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office and alerted my MP.

Yours sincerely,

A Koumi

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