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Tatar: 'If Turkey changes its policy toward Cyprus, I will resign'

He will return to his family's television channel

Ersin Tatar, the leader of Turkish Cypriots, has stated that he will resign and return to his family-owned TV channel if Turkey changes its policy on Cyprus after May 14. "I cannot follow a zigzag line," Tatar said, adding that he was elected president in the same way he will continue to serve. He believes that the Cyprus problem is a national issue, and Turkey has a national policy that also covers the parties.

Tatar emphasized that the Annan Plan was meant to bring both sides of Cyprus together and join the EU. However, he stated that France opposed Turkey's accession to the EU during the referendum period. He also reiterated the importance of accepting the "pseudo-state" as a member state in the Organisation of Turkish States and attending the extraordinary summit in Turkey.

Tatar described northern Cyprus as strategically important for regional security and stability, highlighting the potential for Turkey to sign similar agreements with Egypt and Israel on maritime jurisdictional areas, as it did with Libya.

[This article was translated and edited from its original version.  Source: CNA]

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