H.R.4399 - To prohibit all United States military and economic assistance for Turkey until the Turkish Government takes certain actions to resolve the Cyprus problem and complies with its obligations under international law.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, S. William [R-NY-15] (Introduced 03/05/1992)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House - 03/17/1992 Executive Comment Requested from State. (All Actions)|
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HR 4399 IH 102d CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4399 To prohibit all United States military and economic assistance for Turkey until the Turkish Government takes certain actions to resolve the Cyprus problem and complies with its obligations under international law. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 5, 1992 Mr. GREEN of New York (for himself, Mr. MRAZEK, and Ms. PELOSI) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs A BILL To prohibit all United States military and economic assistance for Turkey until the Turkish Government takes certain actions to resolve the Cyprus problem and complies with its obligations under international law. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE FOR TURKEY UNTIL CERTAIN CONDITIONS MET. (a) ASSISTANCE TERMINATED UNTIL CONDITIONS MET- Military and economic assistance may not be provided for Turkey until the President certifies to the Congress that-- (1) the Government of Turkey has released, returned, or accounted for the 5 Americans who were abducted by the Turkish invasion forces in 1974 and the 1,614 Greek Cypriots who have been missing since the Turkish invasion; (2) the churches in the occupied parts of Cyprus that were illegally converted to mosques in violation of the 1949 Geneva Conventions have been restored to their original condition for Christian worship; (3) all Turkish military forces in excess of those permitted by the 1960 Treaty of Alliance, and all illegal Turkish colonists, have been withdrawn from Cyprus; (4) the Government of Turkey has returned to the Government of Cyprus under the auspices of the United Nations the formerly Greek Cypriot area of Famagusta/Varosha for the immediate resettlement of displaced persons; (5) the negotiations under United Nations auspices have resulted in significant progress towards establishing a constitutional democracy in Cyprus based on majority rule, the rule of law, and the protection of minority rights; (6) the Government of Turkey is in compliance with paragraph 4 of Article 2 of the United Nations Charter and with relevant United Nations resolutions on Cyprus, including General Assembly Resolution 3212 of November 1, 1974 (which was endorsed by Security Council Resolution 365 of December 13, 1974), and Security Council Resolutions 353, 354, 357, 358, and 360 of 1974; (7) the Government of Turkey is in compliance with the Preamble and Article 1 of the North Atlantic Treaty; and (8) the Government of Turkey is not engaged in a consistent pattern of gross violations of internationally recognized human rights (within the meaning of sections 116 and 502B of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961). (b) MILITARY AND ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE DEFINED- As used in this section, the term `military or economic assistance' means-- (1) any assistance under chapter 2 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (relating to military assistance), including any transfer of excess defense articles under sections 516 through 519; (2) any assistance under chapter 4 of that part (relating to the economic support fund); (3) any assistance under chapter 5 of that part (relating to international military education and training; and (4) any assistance under the Arms Export Control Act.