WorldLefkosa ready to support Greek Cypriots in the fight against migration

Lefkosa ready to support Greek Cypriots in the fight against migration


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) said that the proposal for cooperation on the issue of “illegal migration” to the Greek community of the island remains valid.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that international migration is becoming an increasingly confusing problem due to easier transport links and increased travel opportunities amid globalization, as well as due to increasing poverty, economic and political instability in some countries.

“The problem of illegal migration is so large that countries are not able to fight it alone. Therefore, preventing illegal migration requires the international community to take joint action within the framework of commitment and solidarity, ”the ministry said in a statement.

The Foreign Ministry stressed that Cyprus has suffered from illegal migration due to its strategic geographic location at the intersection of three continents.

Both the TRNC and the island’s Greek community have accepted illegal migrants from various countries, the statement said.

“However, the statement stresses, the TRNC, unlike the Greek part of the island, does not receive assistance from the international community, the Turkish Cypriots are fighting illegal migration only with the support of Turkey. The TRNC stands for cooperation in the fight against illegal migration, ”the ministry said.

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