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Tatar: The Cyprus Issue is not a simple matter

Cyprus Issue
18/03/2021

President Ersin Tatar said that before the 5 + UN unofficial Cyprus meeting to be held in Geneva at the end of April upon the invitation of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres, all world states closely followed the attitude and new ideas of the Turkish side.

Tatar said, “We are going to such a meeting that all the states of the world follow us closely. How will we go to the meeting with new ideas and where will these new ideas take us… Because the issue is not just Cyprus, the Cyprus issue is a regional issue beyond Cyprus, a national issue and at the same time it concerns the most powerful countries in the world ”.

President Tatars, pointing to gains strategic importance of the region with natural gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean, “deserves everybody’s here, in law and position taking efforts … No one from the Republic of Turkey here ‘thank you’ say ‘they can not wait to withdraw,” he said.

President Ersin Tatar met with the rectors and vice rectors of the universities in TRNC today, within the framework of the preliminary meetings for the 5 + UN unofficial Cyprus meeting.

President Tatar was accompanied by Ergün Olgun from the negotiating delegation and his deputy Oğuzhan Hasipoğlu at the meeting, which started at 14.30 in the meeting hall of the TCA. Other members of the negotiating team were also present at the meeting.

In his speech at the opening of the meeting, President Tatar evaluated the vision of the Turkish Cypriot side of reconciliation and cooperation based on equal international status on the basis of sovereign equality, and the views of the university rectors and vice-rectors on this process and how they could contribute were discussed.

TATAR: “THE ESSENCE OF THE CYPRUS ISSUE IS A FIGHT OF SOVEREIGNTY”

President Ersin Tatar stated that the Cyprus problem has been on the agenda for many years and that all world states closely follow the Turkish side’s attitude with the 5 + UN unofficial meeting to be held in Geneva at the end of April.

Tatar said:

“We are going to such a meeting that all the states of the world follow us closely. How will we go to the meeting with new ideas and where will these new ideas take us… Because the issue is not just Cyprus, the Cyprus issue is a regional issue beyond Cyprus, a national issue and also a matter that concerns the most powerful countries in the world.

President Tatar pointed out that representatives of different countries and the EU held meetings to get information about the attitude of the Turkish Cypriot side before the 5 + UN informal meeting.

“Representatives of the European Union come and go every day. Representatives of each country visit us. They are in close contact to find out what we think and because Cyprus is an EU member, they see themselves indirectly as the owner of this place. I and my team colleagues, Turkish Cypriots to the Annan Plan ‘yes’ in spite of the, we remind that the Republic of Cyprus Constitution of Turkey and Greece together members is not a blog Cypriot member is not legally possible to be openly expressed. Moreover, the conflict continues in Cyprus. Even if you are not a solution in Cyprus that Turkey was not in that block Turkey’s it should not be. These have always been ignored. But when they are squeezed, it is not a legal issue, it is a matter of policy. “

Stating that the European Union has taken Cyprus into its blocs for political reasons, the President stated that the EU has adopted an attitude towards the Turkish Cypriot side, “if you are not included, you will continue to isolate and stay out”.

Stating that the essence of the Cyprus issue is “a struggle for sovereignty”, President Tatar recalled that “some attempts made before the eyes of the world to destroy the existence of the Turkish Cypriot people on the island” in 1955-60 and 1974, “the Turkish Cypriots were subjected to genocide and persecution, but the Turkish Cypriots. homeland has managed to resist with the support of Turkey, “he said.

Tatar, pointing out that the Turkish Cypriot side and made a number of accusations against Turkey of lawlessness, after a military coup in 1974, Turkey’s intervention in Cyprus that was repeated using the right candidate based on the 1960 agreement guarantor.

The President said, “With the population exchange in Vienna, the two sides moved to their own regions, the Greeks to the south, and we to the north, and since then we have been ruling and keeping our own state alive and in a way, we have once again consolidated our self-determination right.” He said that he had the right to determine his future and that this right of the Turkish Cypriot people was strengthened during the Annan Plan referendum and the processes that followed.

President Tatars, pointing to gains strategic importance of the region with natural gas resources in the eastern Mediterranean, “deserves everybody’s here, in law and position taking efforts … No one from the Republic of Turkey here ‘thank you’ say ‘they can not wait to withdraw,” he said.

Of the Cyprus problem, the President of Cyprus Turkish people stating that the Tatars and Turkey’s joint trial, spoke as follows:

“That we are managing with joint case anciently Republic of Turkey and currently also based on sovereign equality, our two-state policy, living side by side with new ideas as negotiations or Turkey also about to bring to the meeting table, we are in full agreement. This gives us strength. Our homeland and the Republic of Turkey, both just 40 miles from here is the guarantor of the country’s most powerful, is the leader of the country. Where is England? England is one continent away and has two bases here. Greece 600 miles away from here, right here in Turkey. Therefore, all these are extremely important criteria in the formation of regional balances. It is our duty to put all these arguments on the table by filling them with gold, and to strengthen our case. “

Tatar addressed the university rectors and vice rectors and said, “In such a national case, we want you and your academicians to contribute with your opinions and evaluations. Our policy is that the Turkish Cypriot people can continue their independent and free existence ”.

“EU DIPLOMATS ARE PURE, PURE SPEECHES”

President Tatar also criticized the European Union (EU) and said, “EU diplomats speak naively. We know the “Republic of Cyprus” in these speeches, it is a member of the UN and the EU. Therefore, if you want to benefit from some economic benefits, you will be integrated into the Republic of Cyprus, you will be a patch, you can live in this country that way, ‘they say. This is a national issue, it has been struggled for years. What is essential for us is the continuation of our people’s existence independently, in freedom and security. Therefore, our sovereignty is extremely important to us. There are two different peoples in Cyprus, there are two different sovereignty, so it will be possible to seriously discuss this issue at the negotiating table, if our sovereignty is recognized and addressed in that way.

President Tatar, reiterating that it is useless to negotiate the agreement on the basis of the federation once again, said, “Even talking for another 50 years does not make sense. Therefore, we have also the new politics and the new politics of Turkey with the support of the state to tell the world, we announce that we’ve anlatabilmemiz our objectives and what we have worked successfully so far, “he said.

Stating that the Cyprus problem is not a simple issue, Tatar said, “This issue cannot be solved in 3 months as some claim. When Mr. Talat arrived, there was Hristofyas, his comrade AKEL for years. He said we can solve this issue in a short time, what happened? They couldn’t figure it out. Mr. Akıncı came and went, and he could not get anything from the table despite his flexibility and the compromises he made according to us. He also said that when he took office, he would solve this job in 3-4 months. However, the other party still mentions the imposition of the continuation of the Republic of Cyprus in their statements. We, therefore, there is no more time in vain for 50 years to no avail in the framework of evaluations we did with Turkey, “he said.

Tatar said, “The Cyprus problem is not an easy process, there is a strong lobby against it, but nobody can deny that the Turkish Cypriot side is right.”

The President said, “There are two separate rights in this country, Turks and Greeks and justice will be fulfilled by sharing the resources of this country. “This is a war for domination and we will continue to make our voices heard everywhere so that this sovereignty is accepted.”