The EU's position on Varos is clear that there can be no settlement other than what is stated in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, Brussels said. They even clarify that any unilateral action on the part of Turkey will not be accepted, emphasizing that for the EU, the closure of the Famagusta area should be part of the overall solution to the Cyprus problem.
The statement was made yesterday by a Community official as part of an informal briefing for journalists at the Foreign Affairs Council meeting to be held on Monday in Brussels. Responding to questions about the Varos issue and the upcoming visit of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on July 20, the European official said the EU's position on the issue was clear, indicating that the status of the enclave was determined by resolutions of the SA of the UN. He also stressed that the position has been repeatedly voiced by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borel to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoλουlu, adding that the EU is in close contact with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christos.
“You know very well that the European Union's position is that the status of Varos is determined by UN Security Council resolutions. Cannot be modified unilaterally. It must be part of the solution to the Cyprus problem. We have heard reports that President Erdogan will visit the Varos region. But again, our position is that nothing should change and nothing should change unilaterally in this. So, we express it constantly. “We have expressed this many times through the High Representative to Minister Tsavousoglou, and we are in close contact with Minister Christodoulidis on this issue,” he said.
The issue of Varosia and the illegal visit of the Turkish President to the occupied territories will be raised on Monday before the Council of Foreign Affairs by Nikos Christodoulidis, who recently had contacts with various of his counterparts, both permanent members of the SA. as well as European countries.
The position of the European official as expressed yesterday follows the statement of the day before yesterday of the President of the Commission Ursula von der Leyen from Nicosia during her visit here. The head of the European Commission stated that a two-state solution in Cyprus will never be accepted and that they are monitoring the developments regarding the illegal visit of Tayyip Erdogan to Cyprus.
Von der Leyen's statements did not go unnoticed by Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay, who was in the occupied territories on Thursday. The Turkish Vice President referred to Varosi, saying that Turkey supports the resolute policy of the sovereign and independent “tdbk” – as the pseudo-state called it – regarding the enclosed city of Famagusta “which belongs to its territory and is under its own authority and competence”. .
The potential of the pseudo-state must be increased in order to be able to support bi-zoning and sovereign equality, he added, adding that strengthening the “police” is important to be able to protect citizens and the “people” and for everyone to live in security, prosperity. and happiness.
They will do, he continued, do everything in their power to help increase the prosperity of the citizens of the pseudo-state. He also referred to vaccinations, saying that Turkey will continue to send vaccines to the occupied territories until the last citizen is vaccinated.
He spoke of a pseudo-state that will move forward in the future, conveying the history, culture and values of the T / C “people”
Tatar: Erdogan will send strong messages
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will send strong messages on July 20 from the occupied territories, said occupation leader Ersin Tatar. So far, he said, 344 Greek Cypriots have applied to the “real estate committee”, requesting the return of their property to Varosia. In an interview with NTV, the Turkish leader said that “if he is not sovereign, he will hand over all power to the center and to Brussels.” When they say that Turkey, which is not a member of the EU, should withdraw, a “a position like Turkey being imprisoned in Anatolia,” he said.
Ersin Tatar argued that the trap for the federation is one sovereignty. “In one sovereignty the majority rules the minority and especially with the withdrawal of Turkey, which is considered a third country within the EU, over time, the Turkish Cypriots will be left completely alone. “Therefore there can be a dangerous process, which can lead to assimilation and destruction of the people,” he said.
He added that “it may be better if there is an agreement with the Greek Cypriots but we are not willing to go to the Greek Cypriots, to become their patch and in the future to disappear, we will not enter into such an adventure”.
We will not leave the Turkish Cypriots alone
We will not leave the Turkish Cypriots alone in their just struggle for a two-state solution, said Fuat Oktay, expressing full support of Turkey, as a guarantor country and “motherland”, in the vision for the solution and the proposals it has filed by the T / C side.
Commenting on Ursula von der Leyen's statements on the Cyprus issue, Mr. Oktay said that when the issue comes to the Turkish Cypriots, the EU is in the darkness of the Middle Ages. “We have not seen the EU say 'never and never' in the dramas taking place in the Mediterranean and the Aegean.