October 4, 2023

Prime Minister Ersin Tatar stressed that the European Union still follows a pro-Greek Cypriot attitude and ignores the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean and said that this is a serious indicator of lack of vision and lawlessness.

Tatar stated that Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots continue to explore hydrocarbon in the Eastern Mediterranean by using their rights stemming from international law and no one has any right to criticise or prevent this.

Tatar evaluated the joint statement made by the European Union Foreign Ministers regarding the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Tatar said in his statement:

“The European Union, which has failed in the issue of Coronavirus continues to demonstrate its pro-Greek stance by continuing its classical historical mistake, instead of making intense efforts to overcome this.

The recent joint statement made by the Foreign Ministers of the European Union has taken an approach that ignores the rights of Turkish Cypriot people and Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean in the same way as the previous statements.

In this regard those who are reconciling and proposing cooperation is the Turkish Cypriot side and those who are violating the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people and acting unilaterally is the Greek Cypriot side.

The Turkish Cypriot side has repeatedly called for cooperation and establishing a special committee on hydrocarbon searches and has stressed that this will contribute to the integrated solution of the Cyprus issue, and the European Union does not support the solution of the Cyprus issue, but rather ignores the Cyprus issue by standing with the Greek Cypriot side.

Instead of calling for the Greek Cypriots to stop the injustice to the Turkish Cypriots, the Foreign Ministers of the European Union have called on Turkey and this is an effort in vain.

Whatever the European Union says, we will protect the legitimate rights of our people”.

Source : TRNC Public Information Office

5 thoughts on “Tatar: EU attitude is indicator of lack of vision and lawlessness

  1. It’s like hitting your head against a brick wall, probably one of the reasons the UK have left the EU, there is no reason why they cannot see what is happening between the North and South – they don’t need to take sides just be fair to both. It’s an absolute disgrace that the EU haven’t made any moves to try and help resolve the problem without prejudice for either side but to resolve the persecution that the TRNC are living with each day. Let bygones be bygones and stop this absolute nonsense once and for all….. give peace a chance!

    1. Hello, Jools it’s nice to hear from you again.

      Yes as you say banging heads on walls has been going on for far too long and the linchpin to solving the Cyprus dispute is the UK who are Brexiting so they can do and say what they like about TRNC without saying yes sir 3 bags full sir to the EU.

      The TRNC need to reach out directly to Boris and his team and strike a deal

  2. I served in Cyprus in the 50’s as a member of HM Forces and rather deal with the Turks than the Greeks. So long as out side forces keep getting involved there will be no end to the problem. The EU backs Greece as they are in the EU. Sad realy as Cyprus is a beutiful Island

  3. The Blinkered U E is finding itself increasingly with Problems that is U.N. answerable within the Parameters that is available to them. Their regular response to the Greek and South Cyprus demands is their way to keep Tham at a distance.
    They have much more demanding problems to attend to.
    I am curtain that they are much disappointed with their Predecessors for lumbering Tham with the unwelcome Presence.

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