Brussels, Belgium – An arrogant statement came from the European Union (EU), the Greek lover, who is the biggest obstacle to a fair deal in Cyprus. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit today annoyed the European Union (EU), which said that part of the Marash (Varosha), which has been closed for 46 years, should be opened in the TRNC.
European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Relations and Security Policy Josep Borrell made a statement about the opening of part of Marash (Varosha), which has been closed for 46 years in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), where President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited.
Speaking at commemorations for the 37th anniversary of a Turkish Cypriot declaration of independence on war-divided Cyprus, President Erdogan said that a two-state solution must be negotiated given that there are “two separate peoples and states” on the island.
“A two-state solution must be discussed and negotiated on the bases of sovereign equality,” said Erdogan, who accused Greek Cypriots of sabotaging and dynamiting progress.
He also said Turkey’s hydrocarbons prospecting in waters where Greece and Cyprus claim exclusive economic rights would continue “until a fair settlement is reached.”
Borrell noted that today’s developments in Marash (Varosha) occurred at a time when attempts to open space for dialogue are continuing and negotiations on the solution of the Cyprus problem and the unification of the island need to start quickly under the auspices of the UN.
“The EU is fully committed to the comprehensive solution of the Cyprus problem and the unification within the framework of the UN and along the lines of the founding principles of the EU on the basis of a federation with bi-zonal, bi-communal political equality.” he said.
Borrell argued that there should be no action on the status of Marash (Varosha) that is not in line with the relevant UN resolutions, noting that Turkey should act with the responsibility of creating an environment to help negotiations and make a concrete contribution.
“The EU’s message is very clear. There is no alternative to a comprehensive solution to the Cyprus problem other than those based on UN Security Council resolutions. In this regard, we regret today’s actions on the opening of the closed zone in Marash (Varosha) and statements that contradict the UN principles for the solution of the Cyprus problem. These will cause more insecurity, more tensions in the region, and must be urgently undone.” he said.