Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu made evaluations to media in Slovakia where he attended the Bratislava Global Security Forum. Çavuşoğlu mentioned that because Maraş was closed for many years the properties which belong to Evkaf could not be used by people, including Greek Cypriots.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu pointed out that Turkey has taken steps in the Eastern Mediterranean to protect its own interests and the interests of the Turkish Cypriots.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that it is Greece and the Greek Cypriot side, and not Turkey, that increases the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated that Turkey will always defend the rights of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots in the Eastern Mediterranean and Cyprus, adding that they will not make concessions in any way in this respect.