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14-11-2020 12:21

Announcement by the Presidency of the Republic on the presence of the President of Turkey at the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of the declaration of the illegal regime in Turkish occupied Cyprus and the fenced city of Ammochostos

The presence of the President of Turkey at the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of the declaration of the illegal regime in Turkish occupied Cyprus and his visit to the fenced city of Ammochostos constitute a provocation without precedent and are totally antithetical to UN Security Council resolutions 550 and 789.

They simultaneously undermine the efforts of the UN Secretary-General to call an informal five-party meeting and they do not contribute to the creation of a favorable, positive climate for the resumption of the talks for the solution of the Cyprus problem.

At the same time, these acts cause the outrage of all the people of Cyprus, and more particularly the people of Ammochostos.

The President of the Republic has denounced these acts by Turkey and the illegal occupation regime through the letters he sent to the UN Secretary-General, the heads of European institutions and to heads of state and government of EU member states, whereas these provocations will be discussed at the upcoming EU Council in December where the EU is expected to take decisions with regard to the future of the EU-Turkey relations.

(RM/EK)