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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu stated yesterday that the TRNC and the Turkish Cypriot people are entitled to the reserves around the island of Cyprus, and that this right must be guaranteed. Therefore, Turkey will not allow unilateral exploration activities by the Greek Cypriot side.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has stated that Turkish Cypriot people are entitled to share the natural resources surrounding the island, and that Turkey will continue to protect the rights of Turkish Cypriot people.
Addressing the Cyprus issue at a symposium earlier in the week, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Serdar Denktaş said, “The whole world should know, that Turkish Cypriots have established their own state by protecting their ownership rights from Greek Cypriot occupation forces.”
Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün has said that it is no longer possible for Turkish Cypriots to be considered equal partners with Greek Cypriots, given that official Greek Cypriot documents have recently categorised Turkish Cypriots as an ethnic minority.