Yesterday I worked 1B1AB on 17m without recognizing his country prefix. When I later checked the call sign I found that the 1B prefix is used by the "Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus", a country not recognized by UN or any other countries except Turkey. The 1B prefix is not recognized by ITU and does not count towards the DXCC award.
It seems to me that Soyer is only using the call sign given to him by his telecommunications authorities and that they are the ones to blame.
When I checked my eQSL account today I found a waiting QSL from Soyer with the Authenticity Guaranteed by eQSL. The country information shows Cyprus.
I'm pretty mixed up here and I'm not sure whether I should confirm the QSL or not.
Pipit - 15m QRP CW transceiver
3 hours ago