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Second Cyprus politician quits in wake of passport scheme scandal

Demetris Syllouris, the Cypriot parliament speaker, has announced he will resign after he was implicated in a scheme to sell passports to criminals through the country’s citizenship through investment programme.
Syllouris was filmed as part of Al Jazeera’s The Cyprus Papers Undercover, an investigation which revealed how criminals were able to obtain Cypriot passports, granting them access to the EU and its internal markets.

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    First comment 😁
    Love from 🇵🇰 Pakistan for all of you

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    Christodoulos Polycarpou

    Thanks to the Al Jazeera journalist we have seen this man out of the parliament. I am sure you have more evidence about many wrong doings for the island politicians, please do not hesitate at any time to expose the corruption that has devastated many lives of Cypriots.

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    He belongs in prison for the rest of his life – doing hard labour. That would be if justice had anything to do it… so that's not gonna happen. And people wonder what went wrong with the world…

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    Rampant corruption in Cyprus.
    No wonder the Turkish community in the North turned their back on them.

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    Southern Cyprus, the most corrupted state of EU, selling EU passports with no shame!

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    South korea Moon Jae-in is either a diplomatic genius or a communist set on destroying his country ( bbc)

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    Correction – * The Southern Cyprus Parliament Speaker. They do not represent or speak for the North.

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    Everyone in the documentary deserves to be punished!!! They’ve all cashed in their money and left the people so humiliated.

    It’s amazing how objective the documentary was though on the CIP.. they didn’t even mention any other corrupted acts and abuse of power they’ve committed only the past few years..

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    If you do in pakistan of exposing speaker of Parliament you woulb punished for exposing. Instead of punishing speaker of Parliament. Same incident happened in pakistan karachi but the person who exposed them he got court trail

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    why no focus on Ukraine corruption ? Biden and the Multi millions paid to him?? silence from this Media Outlet.

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    Andethidial bubabibub


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    Andethidial bubabibub

    So he wants to prove that the judicial system is corrupted aswell? We have eyes and the footage exists.. Wtf is this guy

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    Christos Anastasiou

    Hahahaha….. caught on camera…and still IM INNOCENT 😉…… HAHAHAHAHHAHAHA 💰

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    Please release any other video! We have to get rid of them corrupt politicians in Cyprus

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    I’m English and live on holiday in Cyprus for several months each year. This scheme of selling passports to Russians and Chinese has been going on for several years. Other examples of corruption include payment of professional fees commonly in cash – that way income tax is @voided. This place is corrupt in all government matters. Police accept money and goods as bribes, etc.

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    Shame on you aljazeera

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    He needs to be in jail . The president of Cyprus needs to resign . He did nothing to stop the corruption in the country. His police department is nothing more than a corrupt organized crime..It is sad. Maybe the Turkish Cypriot government is less corrupt.

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    R A R E V A L U E O0

    another win for us family !

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