Meeting of the National Council for information and decision-making for further measures, convened for tomorrow at 11 am, the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis.
After today’s announcements of both its representative Ankara Ersin Tatar, with the approval of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, for a change of regime in part of the enclosed area of Famagusta, the President of the Republic Anastasiadis, in a first and immediate reaction, gave instructions such as:
The Foreign Minister briefed the EU High Representative on Foreign Affairs on the developments, which has already taken place.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs sends an informative letter to the President and the members of the UN Security Council for information on the announcements, in view of the discussion that will take place tomorrow in relation to the recent reports of the UN Secretary General.
At 4pm today, the Foreign Minister briefed the Ambassadors of the five Permanent Members of the Security Council on the new announcements.
At 5 pm, the Minister of Foreign Affairs briefs the Ambassadors of the 26 EU Member States.
“A day of honor for those who gave their lives fighting for democracy and constitutional order”
The unity and the continuous effort through the “weapons” offered by the international law, the EU and the principles of law in general is the way to prevent the aspirations of Turkey, as stated by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Anastasiadis.
Speaking to reporters after the memorial service for the victims of the Turkish invasion, at the Apostle Barnabas Cathedral in Nicosia, the President of the Republic said that today “is a day of remembrance for what happened before and what followed the treacherous coup.” It is a day of remembrance for the occupied areas of our homeland, a day of remembrance for the mistakes we committed but also for the illegal actions that continue to exist.
It is also a day of honor for those who gave their lives fighting for democracy and constitutional order, territorial integrity and freedom of our homeland. A day of honor for those who are ignored after battles on the battlefields or otherwise for those who, however, fell while fighting. At the same time, it’s a day of reflection on how we are tackling escalating Turkish intolerance and how we are thwarting Turkey’s aspirations. That is why the appeal, the way, the way is none other than the unity and the continuous effort through the “weapons” offered by the international law, the EU, more broadly the principles of law “.
You are called to comment on Turkish Cypriot leader’s announcements for partial lifting of military regime in Varosi, Mr. Anastasiadis noted: “I can not comment, I do not have in mind what exactly Mr. Tatar said or announced or what Mr. Erdogan said. I will answer when I know. Certainly if something similar was announced it is unacceptable. It alters or is an attempt to alter the status quo of Famagusta, as defined by resolutions 550 and 789 and our reactions will be similar “.
Asked to comment on the Turkish demand for two states to resume the dialogue on the Cyprus issue, the Cypriot President stressed that “it would be easier for me to set as a condition before the start of negotiations the end of guarantees, the withdrawal of the occupying troops, the territorial adjustments and what has finally been done to the detriment of the Greek Cypriot community. Therefore, it is not who sets the prerequisites. It is not just what the Turkish Cypriots will get. “Finally, they are what they are ready to accept under international law.”