Nicosia, Cyprus – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arrived in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
President Erdogan is making an official visit to the island at the invitation of TRNC President Ersin Tatar.
Erdogan, who arrived at Ercan airport on a private plane at 12: 30 local time, was greeted with an official ceremony by TRNC President Ersin Tatar.
At the reception, Teberruken Uluçay the Parliament of the Republic, ministers, MPs, ambassador of Turkey Ali Murat bascer Nicosia Cyprus Turkish peace forces commander Major General Sezai Öztürk, security forces commander Major General Zorlu topaloğlu, veterans and other officials were also present.
A large number of citizens greeted President Erdogan with flags in and around the airport.
Erdogan, as part of his visit, is the 37th president of the TRNC. he will participate in ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the foundation.
There will also be talks between President Erdogan and President Tatar.
During the talks, steps that can be taken to further strengthen the close cooperation between Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus will be discussed, and views on the Cyprus case and recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean will be exchanged.
As part of Erdogan’s visit, the official opening of the TRNC Emergency Hospital is also expected.
During his visit to President Erdogan, his wife Emine Erdogan, the leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli and an accompanying delegation will be accompanied.
President Erdogan spoke on the 37th anniversary of the founding of the TRNC. “As a guarantor country, we and the TRNC no longer tolerate diplomatic games,” Erdogan said.
Despite numerous attacks on their assets, the Turkish Cypriots live with their heads up, honor and freedom on their territory
I am very happy to be among you on the 37th anniversary of the founding of the TRNC. Despite all the cruelty, torture, betrayal, we have never dropped our banner of struggle. We have triumphed through the epic struggle of our army.
Without forgetting the past, I hope we will build a peaceful future together.
Cyprus has experienced a process dominated by uncertainty for the last 1.5 centuries. Political sports related to Cyprus, which was de facto stabilized by the 1974 Peace Operation, still continue. It is our priority to ensure a just settlement of the Turkish Cypriot people in a way that ensures their legitimate peoples and security. One side’s effort is not enough to unlock the solution. In 2017, in Switzerland, the Greek Cypriot side again ran away from the table, saying that it would not share political power, welfare, even hospitals, let alone the Turkish Cypriot side. Has the EU fulfilled its promises despite the steps taken? No. They did not give Northern Cyprus the support they should have given. It is our priority to ensure a sustainable solution of the Cyprus issue in a way that ensures the legitimate rights and security of the Turkish Cypriot people.
Today, there are two separate peoples and two separate states in Cyprus. A two-state solution must be negotiated on the basis of sovereign equality. In Cyprus, it is impossible to establish a partnership with the Greeks, which was broken at gunpoint in 1963 and disappeared by the coup of the Greek junta in 1974.
(Hydrocarbon resources) as a guarantor country, we and the TRNC no longer tolerate diplomatic games. It is not possible to restore the partnership together with the Greeks. If he lives in Northern Cyprus and thinks that he will transfer power to Southern Cyprus with those who complain about their president to the so-called rulers at the head of Southern Cyprus, he should know that he is deceived and deceived. If the so-called rags, unfortunately, get up and complain to the so-called President of Southern Cyprus, my dear brothers and sisters know exactly where this will lead.
The only victim in the Cyprus issue is the Turkish Cypriots, whose rights have been ignored and usurped for years. The aim of the step taken in Marash is not to create new grievances, but rather to ensure the elimination of existing grievances. A new era will begin in Marash, which causes everyone to benefit.
We argued that the Mediterranean should become a basin of peace again, but our well-intentioned efforts did not pay off. In the Eastern Mediterranean, no equation in which our country and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus do not participate fairly can produce peace and stability. We are committed to protecting our rights in the Eastern Mediterranean. Resolving disputes through dialogue is our priority choice. We’re not giving anyone a hand. We’re just trying to stop the Greek – Greek duo from usurping our rights. Diplomacy and negotiation are the shortest way to bring us to the common share. Our desire is that the EU does not leave the hand we extend in the air.
As in the Black Sea, we believe that we will receive good news in research activities in the Eastern Mediterranean. We will continue our seismic exploration and drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean with determination until a fair agreement is reached. We will never leave our Northern Cyprus alone.