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Records relating to the late history of Cyprus (FOI211041)

This Freedom of Information request asks for information relating to the late history of Cyprus.

Request for information - Ref No: FOI211041


Thank you for your original email of 27 September 2021, requesting information from Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000, and your additional email of 29 September clarifying your request.

The text of your original email, our request for clarification, and your response to our request for clarification are reproduced below for ease of reference:-

Your original email of 27 September 2021

“Please supply to me the documents I want to read and have a copy, which will help me to write the late history of Cyprus.”

OS request for clarification email of 29 September 2021

“From our preliminary assessment, we will not be able to answer your request for information without further clarification. To ensure that we understand exactly what information you require please can you confirm if you are requesting specifically the file with reference OD 6/1370. It would be useful to know exactly the documents/information you require in relation to the history of Cyprus and to provide a specific date range.”

Your response to our request for clarification of 29 September 2021

  1. I wish to reach to the information and documents, held by the British Government, between the years 1878-1960
  2. Greek communal request for "Enosis", Documents regarding such attempts by the Greek Community
  3. The number and the list of the Villages from where the Turkish People had to emigrate
  4. The constitution of EOKA and their activities”

Our response

We have reviewed the information held in our archive and I confirm that Ordnance Survey does not hold the information you have requested.

Internal review

Your enquiry has been processed according to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. If you are unhappy with our response, you may request an internal review with our Internal Review Officer by contacting them, within two months of receipt of our final response to your Freedom of Information (FOI) request, as follows:

Internal Review Officer
Customer Service Centre
Ordnance Survey
Adanac Drive
SO16 0AS

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Please include the reference number above. You may request an internal review where you believe Ordnance Survey has:

  • Failed to respond to your request within the time limits (normally 20 working days)
  • Failed to tell you whether or not we hold the information
  • Failed to provide the information you have requested
  • Failed to explain the reasons for refusing a request
  • Failed to correctly apply an exemption or exception

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