- Tatar: “It should be known by everyone that the Greek Cypriots have preconditions that will destroy the Turkish Cypriot people for an agreement” …
- Özersay: “We will take the necessary precautions after determining the identities of those who burned the flag” …
- Ankara condemns the burning of the TRNC flag on the Greek Cypriot side …
Tatar: “It should be known by everyone that the Greek Cypriots have preconditions that will destroy the Turkish Cypriot people for an agreement”
Prime Minister Ersin Tatar made a written statement evaluating the latest developments in Cyprus.
Stating that prior to the tripartite meeting in Berlin to be held on November 25th, Greek Cypriot students were sent to the borders by the Greek Cypriot Administration and urged to show hostility, chanting slogans against the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and also the burning of the TRNC flag by members of the ELAM party, which is a member of parliament in the Greek Cypriot House of Representatives, could not be described and simplified as ‘the activities of a group’, Tatar said that all these incidents are a result of the understanding of a significant majority of the Greek Cypriot side.
Özersay: “We will take the necessary precautions after determining the identities of those who burned the flag”
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Kudret Özersay stated that they talked with the UN regarding the Greek Cypriot ELAM burning of the TRNC flag in South Cyprus and said that they will determine the identities of those who burned the flag and take the necessary precautions.
Özersay made a statement through his social media account regarding the event and stated “I met with our Police General Director and Attorney General regarding ELAM burning of the TRNC flag. We will make initiatives with the UN to determine the identities and take the necessary precautions. Those who do not respect the flags and similar symbols of others are the ones who are far away from civilization”
Ankara condemns the burning of the TRNC flag on the Greek Cypriot side
Turkey has condemned the burning of the TRNC flag on the Greek Cypriot side on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of TRNC’s establishment.
The statement made by the Turkish Foreign Ministry said ‘We condemn the burning of the TRNC flag on the 36th anniversary of its establishment in the Greek Cypriot side and we give full support to TRNC authorities’ statements regarding this incident.’
It was reminded in the statement of the Turkish Foreign Ministry that the Greek Cypriot authorities have neither made any statement condemning this act of hatred nor have investigated the perpetrators and this demonstrates that this act has official support.
In the statement it was also said ‘We believe that the Greek Cypriot Administration, as well as the Greek authorities, with their statements provoking hatred towards the Turkish Cypriots, have a responsibility regarding this incident. Under these circumstances, we expect the international community to invite the Greek Cypriot side and Greece, to avoid rhetoric further deteriorating the atmosphere of tension on the Island, as also mentioned in the latest report of the UN Secretary General.’