It is sad that some people are watching the provocative actions of Turkey and still continue to be the pampered child for the sake of their own interests, said on Saturday the President of the Republic, Nikos Anastasiadis, wishing the current situation in Ukraine “to awaken the law” and to put Turkey before its responsibilities.
In the morning, the President of the Republic unveiled a monument to the missing of the Turkish invasion, created in the Park of the Missing in the Municipality of Limassol, in collaboration with the Office of the Presidential Commissioner and the Pancyprian Organization of Relatives of Undeclared Prisoners and Missing. = “text-paragraph”>Saying that the monument is a constant reminder of the responsibility and debt we have as a state, as a people, as a nation to determine the fate of all the missing, President Anastasiadis said that, “unfortunately, despite the investigation of a large number of cases and despite what our side is doing, the fate of another 775 Greek Cypriots and Greeks missing remains unclear “.
” And this, as a result of the usual and inhuman tactics of the occupying power to persist “in refusing to provide the information in its files, despite promises made to the United Nations that 30 points would be indicated for an investigation and the possible disappearance of missing persons,” he added.
Reaffirming the state's support for the efforts to promote the issue and the work of the Commission of Inquiry into the Missing Persons, the PD called on “anyone with any information that could help to establish the fate of even one missing person, even with complete anonymity “.
At the same time, he stressed that “what we primarily claim and demand is for the United Nations, our European family, the European Union, but also the wider international community to put Turkey before its responsibilities.”
< p class = "text-paragraph"> “They are doing something similar today and we applaud it, calling on Russia to withdraw and stop hostilities, invading Ukraine, while at the same time accusing it of war crimes, as Turkey in Cyprus “, he added.
Expressing the sympathy of all to the people of Ukraine and to those who are suffering, the President said that he wanted to believe that the current state of affairs, however unpleasant and as negative as it may be, “will awaken the law that does not distinguish between sovereign and non-sovereign nations “.
Stating that all the states recognized by the UN are sovereign and that Cyprus is as sovereign as Ukraine, he pointed out that we also received the same barbaric, unacceptable invasion by a stronger one, with exactly the same pretexts.
< p class = "text-paragraph"> «For & # 8217; we do not stop and insist and project to the EU, to the UN Secretary General, from every international step that it is finally time to realize that international law will prevail when we all respect it indiscriminately, when all states do not distinguish between violation and favored and violated and missing “, he added.
Our side, he continued, is doing everything in its power to achieve “an honest solution, a just solution, a solution that will guarantee human rights, that will give the relatives of the missing the right to know the fate of their children, of their fathers, of their brothers. “
Despite efforts” with many sacrifices, with many concessions to achieve peace “, he said,” unfortunately, its new revisionist Turkey leads to stagnation, especially dangerous “.
He said that we are all witnesses, “especially the UN and the EU and not only, of the cunning neutrality that is being observed at this time (Turkey), that all of us in Europe are taking measures, even unpleasant ones, even to the detriment of the countries' interests.” us ».
The PTA stressed that “it is sad to see provocative actions in the Aegean, in Cyprus, in Syria, in Libya, in Iraq, the refusal to impose sanctions, the blackmail to accept Finland or Sweden into NATO and yet to continue to be the pampered child of some for the sake of their own interests “. “These are the realities,” he added, noting that “why & # 8217; These realities we are called to continue the fight “.
He assured that the fight will continue with the help and support of Greece,” because only by fighting can we win, because only by respecting we can win international law, because only by taking advantage of the multilevel relationship we have developed with countries in the region and not only “
Concluding his greeting, President Anastasiadis congratulated the Mayor of Limassol , the President of the Pancyprian Organization of Relatives of Unidentified Prisoners and Missing Persons, the artist and architects of the work who contributed to this monumental symbol and reiterated that the state will continue to fight to determine the fate of the missing.
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