A new unacceptable challenge, characterized the President of the Republic Nikos Anastasiadis the work carried out by the occupying authorities lately for the opening of another part of beach of the enclosed city of Famagusta, adding that “we will not leave it unnoticed, we will take the appropriate steps towards those who today seem to be the defenders of International Law”.
The part of the beach that is opened by the occupying authorities, is supposed to have an area of about 600 meters and is adjacent to the hotel Aspelia, where former changing rooms and showers were located.
It is recalled that, at the end of April, the Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar held a ceremony inside the enclosed area for the inauguration of a monument to Pertev Pasha (s.s. commander of the Ottoman navy during the campaign to occupy Cyprus, 1570-71), while Gardens of public buildings have been created or even renovated. processes that have been carried out so far and therefore, the recent actions of Turkey are interpreted as a decisive step for the final division of Cyprus.
“The initiative taken unilaterally by the Turkish leadership, to & # 8216; open & # 8217; “Varosia, outside the scope of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, will continue to jeopardize efforts to resume substantive negotiations,” the Republican Party of Turkey (CTP)'s International Relations Officer told “P”. > Fikri Toros . To prevent such a possibility, he urged both leaders to resume dialogue under the auspices of the UN and to discuss the immediate implementation of the UN Security Council in the framework of a strategic agreement that commits both parties to an ICC solution, with political equality. p>
The Cyprus issue is the “core” of the continuing regional instability in the eastern Mediterranean. “It prevents regional security, co-operation and prosperity and in addition inevitably leads to tensions around Cyprus, which must be eased without further delay,” he said, adding that any further prolongation of the ongoing conflict would bring new complications. “I must reiterate that the most effective way to deal with this remains the overall settlement of the Cyprus issue in full alignment with the relevant UN resolutions and parameters,” Toros said. “Murat Kanatli , the organizing secretary of the New Cyprus (YKP) party, expressed his particular concern over the issue of Varos, emphasizing that” as Cypriots we must join forces and act to overthrow of the data “.
The works in Varosia, he continued, are carried out very carefully by the occupying forces, as they are limited to interventions of public property. “They know how to move, as they do not touch private property, but public property, so as not to interfere in the relevant decisions taken by the Court of Human Rights,” said Mr. Canatli.
It is very likely that next year, events and ceremonies will be held in the occupied areas, including the enclosed part of Famagusta. “In 2023, the 100th anniversary of the founding of the state of Turkey will be celebrated and we are worried that some events will take place in Cyprus, especially in Varosi, with all that entails,” he warned. formed an alliance of progressive parties of the Turkish Cypriot community – the Community Democracy Party (TDP), the Community Liberation Party (TKP), the United Cyprus Party (BKP) and the YKP, Mr. Kanatli pointed out that an effort is being made to take joint action, such as the day before yesterday to protest the “vote of confidence” in the new “government”, which was formed following instructions from Turkey.
He noted that European states and the United States, in the past, reacted much more strongly on the issue of Famagusta, but also on other issues of the Cyprus issue, while now they are limited to a formal announcement of condemnation, emphasizing that the division is outside our door and called on the Greek Cypriots to conduct a joint effort to τ its prevention.