The EastMed pipeline is a project that was not financially well-planned from the beginning, said Turkish leader Ersin Tatar, saying it was a political move.
According to the GTP, commenting on the withdrawal of US support for the construction of the pipeline, the Turkish leader said that “they tried to create the impression that they could transport gas, oil, this wealth to Europe.” .
What is important, he continued, if this wealth is one day promoted in the market, “is better to be transported directly from Cyprus to Turkey, which is only 40 miles away and from there to the European Union with Turkey's existing gas pipelines. It is the most practical and feasible solution. So it will be, there is no other way. That fact must be taken into account. “
Speaking on TVNET, Mr. Tatar referred to the Cyprus issue and said that the Turkish side does not avoid dialogue with the Greek Cypriot side, it is always ready to enter into informal talks to discuss the mutual accusations between them, but also issues related to the environment and Energy. “We can not resume formal talks until our sovereign equality and equal representation are first accepted,” he said.
He reiterated that the Greek Cypriot side does not want an agreement on the basis of equality, claiming that the goal of the “Greek-Greek Cypriot duo is the unification of Cyprus with Greece and the withdrawal of Turkey from the island. “We are resisting them and part of the policy we are pursuing to this day is to fulfill what Rauf Denktash left us as a legacy,” he said.
Referring to the Eastern Mediterranean, he noted that it is a great happiness for them that they have behind them the “motherland” Turkey, which continues to support them not only in the region but also in their policy of “two states”. The sovereign rights of the T / C “people”, he added, come from the past and are rights that stem from the 1960 agreements.
He spoke about the continuous efforts of the Greek Cypriot side for the purchase of military equipment but also for Greece for the militarization of the Greek islands. “No one wants war. Everyone is lost in a war. In Cyprus we experienced many wars and pain. Before 1974, the Turkish Cypriots were constantly oppressed. We experienced all kinds of suffering and injustice. The Greek Cypriots also experienced a lot of pain in 1974. They had financial losses. And they were refugees. “Therefore, everyone should know the importance of having peace in Cyprus and should not be allowed to be deceived by those who serve the interests of the imperialist powers,” he said.
According to Ersin Tatar, 99% of the Turkish Cypriot “people” support the continuation of Turkey's “de facto and effective guarantees”, because the Turkish army “is the guarantee of peace and prosperity on the island”. A strong and acceptable “TRNC”, as the pseudo-state called it, is very important both for the peace and prosperity of the Turkish Cypriots and for the security of the Turkish Republic, which currently has a population of 85 million, he said.
Meanwhile, in a written statement, Mr. Tatar welcomed the statements made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan about the Cyprus issue at the dinner with the EU Ambassadors in Ankara and again blamed the Greek Cypriot side for the failure of the culprits. , as she said, has not got rid of the mentality, which considers itself as the only owner of the island and ignores the Turkish Cypriots.