Former Brooklyn/Staten Island Congressman Mike McMahon is handling public affairs/government relations duties for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, the occupied section of Cyprus.
The Democrat is working as lead on a $200K, one-year contract won by Herrick Feinstein in New York.
Turkey invaded the northern part of the Republic of Cyprus in 1974 following a Greek Cypriot-led coup aimed to make the island part of Greece, Turkey’s historic archrival.
Another round of United Nations negotiations geared to the reunification of Cyprus resumes in October.
According to HF's contract, Team McMahon is to arrange Congressional visits to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a state recognized only by Turkey, and promote a positive image for it in the media.
Tea Party-backed Republican Michael Grimm defeated McMahon, a former member of the House Foreign Affairs committee, in 2010.
McMahon also handled the development, and construction of Turkey’s expanded consulate in New York, across from the United Nations’ General Assembly building.