According to the news published in the Turkish Agency in Cyprus (TAK), President Tatar made evaluations on the Cyprus problem and the agenda at the online meeting he held with non-governmental organizations.
Tatar emphasized that Turkish Cypriots have a say in the island as a sovereign people at least as much as the Greek Cypriots, and noted that preparations for the informal meeting to be held in Geneva in April are continuing intensely.
Stating that the two-state solution to be brought to the table at the meeting is a historical step, Tatar underlined that the right to “self-determination” is a right arising from the sovereignty of the Turkish Cypriots, and said that the single sovereignty element envisaged by a federation-based treaty will pave the way for the spread of the Greek domination to the North.
– “Turkey’s leading position in the region has raised the status of the TRNC”
Tatar, based on the sovereign equality on the island, living side by side two states, noting the agreement’s requirements envisaging cooperation, sovereignty is not a case indexed to population, equal sovereignty and Turkey’s guarantor of, has stated that guarantee the existence of the Turkish Cypriots.
of developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, Tatar, indicating that raise the status of the leader of Turkey in the region and in the region support the TRNC, with work to be done, he expressed the belief that the TRNC in all areas day by day further developed.
Tatar pointed out that the unjust embargo and isolation imposed on the Turkish Cypriots are unacceptable and stressed that all necessary efforts will be made to lift the isolations.
– “Varosha expansion broke the routine”
Underlining that the Maraş initiative broke the routine, Tatar said that with this important step taken, a federal reconciliation model and the Greek side’s expectation of the return of Maraş was eliminated.
Tatar stated that the Greeks who own properties in Maraş can apply through the Immovable Property Commission, adding that the region will be an attraction center with its brand value and that despite the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19), the number of visitors has exceeded 100 thousand so far.