Nicosia, Cyprus – Ersin Tatar, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), who said that conditions have changed in Cyprus and in the Eastern Mediterranean, said: “Now we can look at Maras as an open region.” said.

Ersin Tatar, President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), said: “We can now look at Maras as an open region, regarding the closed Maras, which began the gradual opening process on 8 October 2020.”

Tatar visited the institution on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the establishment of the Bayrak Radio and Television Institution (BRTK) and answered questions on the agenda live. Noting the leading role BRTK played in the struggle for existence, Tatar said that the broadcasts, which started first in Nicosia and then reached across the island, added strength to the fighting power of the Turkish Cypriot people.

Cyprus issue and the opening of Maras

Addressing the issues of the Cyprus issue and the opening of Maras, Tatar stressed that the opening of Maras will disrupt the memorization of the Cyprus negotiations and that the opening is an important step for the future of the country.

Tatar, 8 October 2020, thousands of people visited a section of the closed Maras, stating, ” region by region, Military Region will be in question of civilization and extradition. The opening of Maras was very good and marked 2020. In 2020, it was recorded as an important move with the support of Turkey. What we have now opened is the beach, it is public space, we have not touched private property. Now we can look at Maras as an open zone.”

Tatar recalled that they always stressed that a solution on a federal basis would not give hope, and noted that sovereign equality should be talked about.

‘There are no old conditions in Cyprus or in the Eastern Mediterranean’
“Now that the conditions have changed, Cyprus is not the old Cyprus, and the Eastern Mediterranean is not the old Eastern Mediterranean. There is an important structure with Turkey, it is the Blue Homeland. There must be two states living side by side on the basis of sovereign equality.” said.

“We have seen what has happened, including the Annan Plan and Crans Montana,” Tatar said, saying that despite the good will they have shown, We have not seen good will from the opposite side. Our job is to tell our people about the developments with all its transparency. We are doing that., “he said.

TRNC status changed

President Tatar said that the status of the TRNC has changed when looking at developments in the Eastern Mediterranean.

“The TRNC will be a more valuable and high-status country with the emergence of two state policies and a new will that lives side by side. Let’s get through the pandemic, and we’ll see the views here together.” he made his assessment.