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Reaction from Turkey to the UN Security Council regarding Maraş

In a written statement the Turkish Foreign Ministry evaluated the UN Security Council’s consultations, as well as the press statement released thereafter, as abuse of the mandate of the UN Security Council. The written statement is as follows:

“The United Nations Security Council held closed consultations on Maraş (Varosha), which is a part of the territory of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), on 9 October 2019.

As there is no threat to international peace and security in Maraş, we consider the Council’s consultations, requested unnecessarily by the Greek Cypriot side, as well as the press statement released thereafter, as abuse of the mandate of the UN Security Council.

Turkey fully supports the statement released today by the Deputy Prime Ministry and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the TRNC regarding this issue.”

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