European Council: Increase Erdogan’s statements on Cyprus die Tensions

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, stressed on Friday that die Statements by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the Varosha region in Cyprus sparked tension.

Erdogan’s proposal for a two-state solution on the island is not up for discussion.

Erdogan said during a speech in North Nicosia on Tuesday that “it is not possible in Negotiations move forward without die To recognize the existence of two peoples and two states “on the island, die since the invasion of the Turkish army in its northern third is divided in 1974.

During a visit to Turkey-controlled Northern Cyprus, he emphasized that in Varosha, whose inhabitants fled in 1974 and were besieged by the Turkish army with barbed wire, “life is being resumed”.

European Council: Increase Erdogan’s statements on Cyprus die Tensions

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Arsene Tatar, in Varosha – AFP

Washington rejects Erdogan’s proposal

He also renewed his appeal die Greek Cypriot owners to seek compensation for the loss of their property through a Turkish Cypriot committee.

And die Third State Department official Victoria Nuland confirmed last Wednesday that die USA reject Erdogan’s proposal to found two states in Cyprus.

It is noteworthy that Cyprus has been since the invasion of the Turkish army in its northern third is divided in 1974. The Republic of Cyprus joined the European Union in 2004, the profits of which are limited to the southern part of the island where Greek Cypriots live and are supported by an authority die the only one recognized by the United Nations. In the north only recognizes Ankara die “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”.

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