President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is in Nicosia for the 47th anniversary ceremonies of the Cyprus Peace Operation, spoke at the official parade.
”THEY CAN’T WAKE UP FROM THE HEALTH OF SEEING TURKISH CYPRIOTS AS A MINORITY”
Headlines from Erdogan’s statements are as follows:
“Turkey and the TRNC have made every sincere effort to reach a just and lasting solution on the island. However, the Greek Cypriots could not wake up from the ignorance of seeing the Turkish Cypriots as a minority and rejecting a solution on the basis of equality. The Greek Cypriot side continues to block the solution path. The Greek Cypriot side insists on maintaining its maximalist, insincere and spoiled approach that is disconnected from reality. (Greek Cypriot Administration) We can see that there are still those who yearn for the pre-1974 massacres. They are not honest.
“NEGOTIATION PROCESS CAN ONLY BE CONDUCTED BETWEEN TWO STATES”
The Greeks said no in the referendum. So what happened? I’m calling out to the EU, did you keep your word? The European Union would give its support to Northern Cyprus at the financial and administrative point. Their lives are based on lies. The nonchalant attitude, which has not changed for decades and is not expected to change in a short time, has no meaning anymore. No one of us should expect a return from now on. The new negotiation process can only be carried out between the two states.
“WE ARE RIGHT, WE WILL DEFEND OUR RIGHTS TO THE END”
We are right, and because we are right, we will defend our right to the end. First of all, the sovereign equality and equal status of the Turkish Cypriots should be confirmed. This is the key to the solution.
”LIFE WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN MARAŞ”
Life will start again in Maraş. In the light of the works carried out in accordance with the property rights, the doors of a new era will be opened in Maraş that will benefit everyone. No one should expect the Turkish Cypriots to give up their equal status and sovereignty and to accept to live as a minority under the will of the Greek Cypriots. Make no mistake, no matter how 47, 147 or 247 years pass, the Turkish Cypriot people will not compromise their independence and freedom. Neither the messages given from the outside nor the initiatives carried out from the inside have no more value than the noise of empty cans in our eyes.
DRILLING EXPLANATION OF THE GREEK SIDE
I leave the judgment of who carried out unilateral activities and who increased the tension to the conscience of the international community.