Turkish Cypriot Leader Ersin Tatar gave an official statement where he stated that “… our sovereignty and political equality is our red line; we will not give these up …”.
TATAR – “THE GREEK SIDES MENTALITY HAS NOT CHANGED; IT WILL NEVER CHANGE”
In his statement, Tatar stated that the Greek side which “wants Turkey to be removed as a guarantor and for the Turkish army to be removed from Cyprus” has once again announced that “… Turkish Cypriots’ indispensable red line of sovereign equality …” will not be accepted. Tatar added that “… Greek negotiator Andreas Mavroyannis once again showed that the Greek mentality has not changed and that it will never change when he made this statement and said that ‘the Turkish sides request for sovereign equality will be the end of the homeland …’”.
Tatar further added that according to the phrase “homeland” used by Mavroyannis the only owners and masters of Cyprus are Greeks and that Turkish Cypriots are the minority. Tatar added that “… the bedraggled, racist and dominant Greek mentality was once again seen in many statements made up until present day by the Greek Administrations President Nikos Anastasiadis where he states that ‘Turkish Cypriots are the minority, and that minorities do not have rights in sovereign and political equality …’”.
“OUR SOVEREIGNTY AND POLITICAL EQUALITY IS OUR RED LINE; WE WILL NOT GIVE THESE UP”
Ersin Tatar – “… It must once again be made clear here that; Turkeys guarantee, the presence of the Turkish army in Cyprus, our sovereignty and political equality is our red line, and these can never be given up. Because giving these up means accepting to go under Greek oppression …”.
Tatar finished by saying that their wish is for the two-state model to materialize and that they will continue their efforts on this path despite all the “Greek sides provocations”.
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