Ankara, Turkey – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has welcomed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) President Ersin Tatar, who made his first official visit to Turkey after being elected president, with an official ceremony.
Erdogan greeted Tatar at the main entrance gate of the Presidential Complex. After Erdogan and Tatar took their places in the ceremonial area, the National Anthem was played, accompanied by 21 pare cannon shots.
The Tatar greeted the ceremonial continent by saying, “Hello soldier.” The ceremony also featured flags and soldiers representing the 16 Turkish States established in history.
Erdogan and Tatar, who posed for reporters in front of the Turkish and TRNC flags, then moved on to a head-to-head meeting.
Vice President Fuat Oktay, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Fatih Dönmez, Ankara Governor Vasip Sahin and President of presidential administrative affairs Metin Kiratli also attended the ceremony.
Tatar, who started his contacts by visiting Anitkabir, walked from Aslanli Road to the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk with the accompanying delegation. President Tatar, who laid a wreath at the mausoleum, passed to the Misak-I National Tower after his veneration and signed the special mausoleum notebook.
Tatar wrote in the Private Notebook:
“Great Atatürk, you are our leader, the genius commander of a great liberation struggle that is an example to the oppressed peoples, who freed the Turkish nation from captivity and founded the state of the Republic of Turkey. The Turkish people of Cyprus have fought for their freedom and existence with the great support of Motherland Turkey and have established their own state in the light of your principles.
As president of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, if I have the honor of coming before you today, I am aware that this is thanks to the glorious national struggle, sacrifices and suffering that have been given.
As I have stated in my antta, I will be at the head of my duty and in the service of my people, without leaving your principles.
I consider it my main duty to protect and defend the sovereignty, freedom and security of the Turkish Cypriot people, to constantly improve our relations with the state of our homeland, the Republic of Turkey, and to work for the welfare and happiness of our people. I am in your spiritual presence with these feelings and thoughts, and on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot people, who are determined and determined to never deviate from the path of freedom, I offer you my deepest respect on behalf of my people and myself.”
Tatar is expected to be welcomed by President Erdogan at the Turkish Presidential Complex with an official welcome ceremony. The two are expected to hold a press release after head-to-head talks.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a joint press conference with President Ersin Tatar of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). “We protect our rights on our own continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as the legitimate rights and interests of the Turkish Cypriot people, the co-owner of the island, “President Erdogan said of the Eastern Mediterranean. The problem with the current situation in the eastern Mediterranean is the Greek-Greek duo, which has not listened to our warnings since 2003 and has not taken into account our constructive proposals. This game is now broken, ” he said
Here are the lines from Erdogan and Tatar’s statements:
Erdogan, the Turkish side is in favor of a just, permanent and sustainable solution in Cyprus. He has always taken his steps with a well-intentioned approach that falls on him on this path. But only the efforts of the Turkish side are not enough for a solution. The irreconcilable mentality of the Greek Cypriot side is the only reason why the negotiations, which have been going on for more than fifty years, have failed every time. The Greeks do not want to share the state they usurped with the Turkish Cypriot people. The Greek Cypriot side continues to usurp the rights of the Turkish Cypriots, whom they want to see as a minority under their rule. Cyprus already has two separate peoples and two separate states established by them. At this point, we think it would be a waste of time to start negotiations exclusively on the basis of the Federation. Turkey’s desire to find a just, permanent and sustainable solution in Cyprus is stable. In the eastern Mediterranean, we protect our rights on our own continental shelf, as well as the legitimate rights and interests of the island’s co-owner, the Turkish Cypriot people. The problem with the current situation in the eastern Mediterranean is the Greek-Greek duo, which has not listened to our warnings since 2003 and has not taken into account our constructive proposals. This game is now broken. No initiative in the region that does not take into account Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots will be successful. We discussed the steps to be taken to strengthen cooperation. Our aim is to raise the standard of living of the Turkish Cypriot people and to ensure that they take a better look at the future. Cyprus folk song will always find turkey with it. I hope that we will overcome all forces together as we have so far, and we will move forward together to even more beautiful days.
Tatar, after being elected president of the TRNC, I am very happy to be in Ankara at your invitation and to address the common issues of the two fraternal States. Turkey is our motherland as well as our sister country. What would have happened if Turkey had taken action using its guarantor right after the declaration of the Hellenic Republic of Cyprus on 15 July 1974 should be considered. Mr. President, Turkey and the TRNC have tried to do their part many times in order to achieve a just and lasting agreement on the Cyprus issue. The Greek side is still dreaming of going back to 1974. The 5-conference proposal put forward by Turkey is a last chance for us. For us, the proposal of the TRNC to convene a conference to address the developments in the eastern Mediterranean is very realistic and constructive. The issue of hydrocarbons is a test of sincerity for the Greek Cypriot side.
In accordance with the road map of our government for indoor Marash, Marash was opened as a first step. I hope that we will open the hospital soon, which will make a great contribution to our health infrastructure with the support of you.
Erdogan, 15 November we will visit Northern Cyprus. Along with this visit, let’s attend these ceremonies on that day, as well as open this emergency hospital. Let’s fulfill our return visit with this opening. Let it all be carried out together. It’s worth bringing up one more thing with this and that. Mr. Cavusoglu says We can have a picnic in the indoor Maras. Is there anything in the way, Mr. President? Let’s open the doors and open the roads there at this point so that our brothers and sisters in Cyprus can personally see the steps to be taken for the next process.
Tatar, most of Maras is already open now, 10 thousands of our citizens live there. The opening of this place is expected of us, it suits us. Your support is very important to us in the decisions we make. If the goods there are returned to the owners, they will be able to develop or transfer them. I hear it as a Cypriot folk song in the sharing of the riches in the Eastern Mediterranean with the support of the TC. In the eastern Mediterranean, we have a state with an elevated status, the name of this state is the TRNC. Whether they agree or not, there are two states living side by side in Cyprus. Maybe the Republic of Cyprus, which was once subjected to genocide, but it was able to resist. He wrote a saga. If such approval was obtained by my election as president, then it is approved. Greek Cypriots are not at the same point, depending on the terms of exchange of Cyprus. No one believes this on the Greek side of Cyprus. But the usual process of distracting it is ongoing. Cyprus is not the old Cyprus. The eastern Mediterranean is not the former Eastern Mediterranean. The Eastern Mediterranean needs to be further owned by the TRNC. Our national honor, our national interests and the interests of our peoples are in favor of the continuation of this policy. I also want to give the following message to Turkey. I want to share that I will work with all my might so that the feelings of brotherhood between the people of TRNC and the peoples of Turkey can reach the best point.