“The EU unequivocally condemns the unilateral actions of Turkey and the unacceptable announcements made on July 20, 2021 by the President of Turkey and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community regarding the further opening of the enclave of Varos,” said the High Representative. Commission, Josep Borrell answering a relevant question of ND MEP Manolis Kefalogianis.
“The EU has repeatedly stressed the need to avoid unilateral actions in violation of international law and new challenges, which could cause tensions on the island and undermine ongoing efforts to find common ground between the parties for the permanent settlement of The EU remains fully committed to a comprehensive settlement of the Cyprus problem on the basis of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation with political equality, in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. “The EU will continue to fully support the efforts of the UN Secretary-General,” Borrell said. Varosha, at the meeting of the Council of Foreign Affairs 18 October 2021, following the declaration by the members of the European Council of 25 March 2021 and the declaration by the High Representative on behalf of the European Union of 27 July 2021. The EU will continue to monitor the situation closely on the ground and work with Turkey to avoid further tensions. ”
Manolis Kefalogiannis, in his question to the European Commission, had asked the Commission to take action in order to stop the illegal actions of Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots in the enclosed city of Famagusta with the opening of the beach of Varos with the aim of creating new and on the other hand to restart a creative dialogue for the settlement of the Cyprus problem and the reunification of Cyprus on the basis of the relevant decisions of the United Nations and the acquis communautaire.
The Greek MEP had stressed that 47 years have passed since the invasion of Turkey and even today Cyprus, a member state of the European Union since 2004, remains “mutilated” with its northern part being occupied by Turkish troops. and has been inhabited by over 120,000 settlers from Turkey.
He also pointed out that Greece and Cyprus are unequivocally in favor of the resumption of the dialogue under the auspices of the United Nations, in order to find a just and lasting solution to the Cyprus problem for the reunification of the island based on the decisions of the Security Council and the acquis within the framework of a bi-communal bi-zonal federation.
On the other hand, the Turkish and Turkish Cypriot sides insist on the creation of two states in Cyprus, while the Turkish President and the Turkish Cypriot leader went in complete opposition to UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789 on the opening of Varos in the enclosed city. Famagusta.
Source From: Capital