Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin TatarUnited Nations (UN) In New York, where he was part of the 78th General Assembly contacts, he said that the new process on the island “will continue only at a level that will be accepted by both parties” and that “they will not compromise on the principle of sovereignty”.
Tatar made a statement to the press after his meeting with United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
Speaking immediately after his meeting with Guterres, Tatar conveyed to the Secretary-General his request that “the parties on the island should take into account the demands of the TRNC for an equal two-state structure and sovereignty in order to carry out joint work on issues such as renewable energy, equal access to the EU, irregular migration, and clearing of mines.” he stated.
Tatar reminded that there are still no direct flights to Ercan Airport due to the blockade by the Greek side.
Stating that the aim of the TRNC is “to live in peace and tranquility”, President Tatar said: “The Turkish people have the right to live on the island as much as the Greeks. The Turkish Cypriot people have been facing a great injustice for 60 years.” he said.
Tatar expressed his gratitude to Turkish President Erdoğan, who defended the independence of the Turkish Cypriots, in his speech at the 78th General Assembly, and said, “We strive to continue our just struggle until the end, with the efforts of the Republic of Turkey.” he stated.
Stating that the Greeks are trying to assimilate the Turkish people and make Cyprus a completely Greek island, Ersin Tatar stated that they were able to overcome the isolation created by the Greek Cypriot community in the UN meetings and make their voices heard, thanks to Turkey.
He said that the principles of sovereignty and equality are prerequisites
Recalling his meeting with UN Secretary General Guterres in Geneva, Ersin Tatar said:
“Previously, at the meeting in Geneva, we reiterated to the Secretary General that we would not enter into a negotiation process without accepting the terms of sovereignty and equality that both parties can accept. He said that he understood these, that he was watching the events carefully, and that both parties agreed with their free will.” “He said that he agreed with us that an agreement could be reached that he could accept and that he would never put pressure on us.”
Pointing to the history of the Turkish Cypriots on the island, Tatar emphasized that the Turkish Cypriots “owned the island from 1571 until the Treaty of Lausanne, were excluded by force of arms, and established their own state from scratch by overcoming the force.”
Ersin Tatar said, “These successes were certainly achieved with the support of the Republic of Turkey. The important thing now is to crown this with a two-state solution.” said.
Stating that the Turkish Cypriots are “a part of the Great Turkish Nation”, Tatar said, as an observer member of the Organization of Turkish States, “In a way, we are the representatives of the entire Turkish world in the Eastern Mediterranean.” made his assessment.
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