S.Con.Res. 47 (112th): A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress on the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus over all of the territory of the island of Cyprus.

Jun 06, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senator from New Jersey
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Jun 06, 2012
6 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 05, 2012


This resolution was introduced on June 6, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 06, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 06, 2012

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3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)

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S.Con.Res. stands for Senate concurrent resolution.

A concurrent resolution is often used for matters that affect the rules of Congress or to express the sentiment of Congress. It must be agreed to by both the House and Senate in identical form but is not signed by the president and does not carry the force of law.

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Respects the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus over all of the territory on the island of Cyprus.
Urges Turkey to recognize the sovereignty of the Republic of Cyprus over all of the territory of the island of Cyprus, end its illegal military occupation of Cyprus, and implement all U.N. Security Council resolutions on Cyprus.
Supports the Republic of Cyprus in its plans to explore and exploit energy reserves within its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and praises Cyprus and Israel for working cooperatively to develop the energy holdings in the region.
Opposes Turkey's threatening statements and naval movements designed to keep Cyprus from exploiting its energy resources.
Expresses concern about Turkey's efforts to colonize the area of northern Cyprus, and considers Turkey in violation of Article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention of 1949 by transferring parts of its own civilian population into occupied northern Cyprus.
Urges the President to call on Turkey to end its illegal colonization of Cyprus, terminate its occupation of northern Cyprus, and cease illegal interference with Cyprus' exploitation of its energy resources.

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