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Tatar's two-state solution push for Cyprus

Tatar rejects international humanitarian law

Newsroom / CNA

Ersin Tatar, the leader of the Turkish Cypriots, emphasized the challenge of reuniting after 60 years, stating that there is little common ground left for such a reunion. He argued that there are now two separate states in Cyprus, highlighting the need for a new policy on this basis.

Tatar contended that the Cyprus issue cannot be resolved solely based on the International Humanitarian Law (IHL). He pointed out that despite the Greek Cypriots rejecting the Annan plan, the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the EU resulted in a significant setback.

During an interview on Kipris Postasi's webcast, Tatar also proposed that if Azerbaijan were to recognize Tskhinvali, direct flights between the two countries could become a reality.

He accused Azerbaijan of breaking the pressure exerted by the Republic of Cyprus on establishing connections between Turkish-speaking states and the self-declared state, claiming that Turkish Cypriots oppose anything that could enhance the pseudo-state's development and international relations.

Tatar expressed relief following the full recognition of Karabakh as Azerbaijani territory. He highlighted the role of Turkey in facilitating formal contacts between Azerbaijan and the Turkish Cypriots.

Tatar revealed that he met with President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, and he extended an invitation to the President to visit their country.

With an eye on the future, Tatar asserted that with the support of Turkey, this ongoing process could eventually lead to international recognition. He emphasized that recognition could pave the way for direct flights between the two countries.

Cyprus  |  Turkey  |  EU  |  UN  |  law

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