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Turkish YPAM: “Cyprus is our national affair”

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“Cyprus is our national cause,” said Pinar Kara, a spokeswoman for the Turkish Defense Ministry, adding that “Turkey as a guarantor will continue to ensure peace in Cyprus.” He accused Greece of “hurting NATO's spirit of solidarity” and called on it to “abandon its uncompromising stance”.

In her statements, she said that “we would like to emphasize once again that Cyprus is our national cause”.

He added that “with the guarantee agreements we are next to our Cypriot brothers today, as in the past. “Turkey as a guarantor power will continue to ensure peace, tranquility and security in Cyprus within the framework of international agreements and the legal rights deriving from international law.”

For Greece, Pinar Kara argued that despite Turkey's calls for good neighborly relations, Athens “continues its actions, which degrade the demilitarized regime in the eastern Aegean, contrary to its obligations under international agreements.” .

He claimed that since the beginning of 2021 Greece has made 2,061 more islands with demilitarized status.

“Necessary efforts are being made through the diplomatic channel against the illegal, provocative and aggressive attitude of Greece and the necessary response is being given in the field in the context of reciprocity. Once again, Greece's stance on alliances within NATO seeking support and armaments undermines both NATO's spirit of solidarity and bilateral relations. Our expectation from Greece is to abandon its uncompromising, illegal stance and its efforts to involve third parties in problems, as well as to show a sincere effort to resolve problems under international law, through dialogue and peaceful methods based on relations. “Good neighborhood,” he said.

Regarding US-Turkish relations, Mr. Kara confirmed that the delegations of the Foreign Ministers of the two sides held their first meeting in Ankara, where they discussed the issue of F-35s. “The first meeting took place. Both sides presented their perspectives and positions. The second meeting is scheduled to take place in Washington in a few months. “Methods of solving problems are being discussed in the talks,” he said.

Source: politis.com.cy

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