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03 July, 2022
 
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Tatar: 'Those who applauded do not see the realities in Cyprus'

The Turkish Cypriot leader argued that Turkey's withdrawal from Cyprus will lead to conflict

Source: CNA

Those who applauded the Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis do not see the realities in Cyprus, said Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar, commenting on the Greek Prime Minister's speech to the Congress.

In statements made on Turkish state television, Mr. Tatar said specifically that "those who see the realities in Cyprus say that there should be a solution of two separate peoples, but those who applauded the Greek Prime Minister in the US do not see these realities."

The Turkish Cypriot leader argued that Turkey's withdrawal from Cyprus would again result in conflict in Cyprus. Mr. Tatar said that one day the whole world will see the realities, that is why what Kyriakos Mitsotakis said has no value.

The meeting between Mitsotakis and Biden made front-page news on Hurriyet.  Published with the title "Bidenopoulos or Bidenakis?", it seemed to insinuate a comical dialogue between the two leaders.  All other newspapers buried the story in their inner pages.

According to the Turkish press, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, in his speech to Congress, targeted Turkey and characterized his statements about Cyprus and Turkish violations of Greek airpsace as scandalous.

The pro-government Yeni κafak led with the title "Mitsotakis Clauders: The members of the American Congress stood up and applauded the scandalous words about 'Cyprus'" and also mentioned that Biden had given Mitsotakis an F35 as a gift.

Another pro-government paper Aksam titled their report: "Scandalous statement by Mitsotakis about Cyprus ... Lies about the airspace!"

The opposition Cumhuriyet quoted a statement by former Turkish Ambassador Faruk Lologlou who criticized Turkey for compromising on the F16s while Greece aimed to acquire the F35s.

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