Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs: “Political equality should be recognised in advance by the Greek Cypriot side for the new negotiation process to start on the island”
Turkish President and AK Party Leader Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that it is not Turkey that is increasing tensions in the Mediterranean, but rather the Greek Cypriot-Greek mentality attempting to disregard Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Prime Minister Ersin Tatar said: “Turkey and the TRNC are protecting their own rights in the Eastern Mediterranean, and we will never let our rights be violated. Cooperating with Turkey in protecting our rights in the Eastern Mediterranean is our principle.
In his speech yesterday (13th August), President Mustafa Akıncı stated that it is unacceptable to prevent EU citizens from entering the TRNC through the border gates by violating the Green Line Regulation.