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Borrell congratulates President Tatar

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the Vice President of the EU Commission Joseph Borrell called President Ersin Tatar and congratulated him on his election as President of the TRNC.

According to the statement of the TRNC Presidency, during the telephone call, Tatar said that the Turkish Cypriot people authorised him to aim for a compromise on the basis of sovereignty, equality, and cooperation between the two states. Tatar pointed out that the isolation and restrictions imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people were unfair and that the European Union did not do its part.

Furthermore, stating that the EU is expected to fulfil its promises to lift the isolations within the framework of the decision taken in 2004, Tatar said that he would be pleased to meet with Borrell in the near future and explain his views and attitude in detail.

Source : TRNC Public Information Office

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  1. It would be interesting to see a transcript of this conversation .If High Representative Borrell did indeed use the word President/Presidency, is this not nearer to politeness and the dignity due to Ersin’s office than the terms used by the UN in most of its official Cyprus Talks communiqués so far? If so, I await an official reaction from EU members Greece and the Republic of Cyprus, because Borrell was presumably speaking on their behalf. Does Borrell’s mode of address represent an adjustment in the basic equality of language and mutual modes of address between north and south that the Talks are couched in – a change which, let us say, is long overdue? Or are we dealing with an off-the-record piece of politeness which will simply be denied in public, as being dangerously close to some form of “recognition” ?

    • It’s the same game they all play like “President Tatar and Leader of…. and seeing how the international press inflamed news of the US elections it’s not worth the effort debating who said what.

      The important fact is the TRNC wants to be a recognised state and is being supported by Turkey so how can it be prevented from happening. The UN should pack up and go home

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