Okkupied is a new media platform committed to giving a voice to the voiceless. Our primary focus is on, but not limited to, the Turkish Cypriot community, and we aim to shine a light on Turkish Cypriots, demand recognition and ignite change, while educating the world on what makes Cypriots who we are.

We want to make Turkish Cypriots visible, providing a central platform for people of all ages and interests to learn about and embrace Turkish Cypriot culture. Okkupied aims to address misrepresentation and injustice through platforming the creative and editorial work of our community across essay, opinion, educational, humorous, lifestyle, and personal content;

These are our stories. By us. “We must delve into our roots and reconstruct what history has divided. We cannot wait for them to approach us. We must reach out to them”