Today, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades warned against the Turkish regime's plans to control the entire island of Cyprus, describing this regime's rhetoric as "futile and useless."
"Turkey's new pressure for two separate states... Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot on the divided island of Cyprus shows its desire to control the entire island," Anastasiades was quoted by the Associated Press news agency as saying during the United Nations General Assembly today.
The Cypriot president pointed out that the Turkish discourse, which promotes that “all settlement efforts have failed and we must seek solutions outside the framework of the United Nations reinforces the assumptions that Turkey’s ultimate goal is not to settle the problem of the island’s division, but to turn Cyprus into a protectorate belonging to it.”
Anastasiades stressed that "Cyprus does not intend to engage in the blame game, but the absurdity of the Turkish rhetoric cannot be ignored," adding, "We are still committed to resuming the peace negotiations, which have been deadlocked since 2017, when the last major attempt to reach an agreement between the guarantor countries, Greece, Turkey and Britain, collapsed."
It is noteworthy that the President of the Turkish regime, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues his ambitions, provocations and attempts to undermine the talks to reunify the two parts of the island of Cyprus, which was divided in 1974 when Turkish forces invaded it, knowing that only his country recognizes a separatist Turkish Cypriot state in the north, which it calls the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.” “.
The internationally recognized government of Cyprus, based in the south of the island, accuses Erdogan of spoiling attempts to return to peace talks.