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TRNC: The joint statement of the Greek Cypriot side with Greece and Egypt is null and void


In the written statement made by the Ministry, it was noted that the issues included in the joint statement made by the Greek Cypriot side after the tripartite summit with Greece and Egypt today do not reflect the political and legal realities on the Island.

Emphasizing that the addressee of the Greek Cypriot Administration and the other parties regarding the Cyprus issue is the TRNC, the statement said, “There are two separate states on the island of Cyprus, one of which is the TRNC and the other is the Greek Cypriot Administration. The statements and decisions made by these two states are binding only on themselves. The Greek Cypriot side’s agreement with Greece and Egypt. The joint statement is null and void for the TRNC.” statements were included.

The statement noted:

“The aforementioned joint statement aims to distort the facts. First of all, the tension in the Eastern Mediterranean is a product of the unilateral activities of the Greek side. It will also be remembered that the first provocative activity of the Greek side was the unilateral maritime border delimitation agreement signed with Egypt. Greek Cypriots violating the rights of the Turkish Cypriot people. We condemn Egypt’s support for the policy of the Turkish Cypriot side. The Turkish Cypriot side made a comprehensive and constructive proposal regarding the joint management of hydrocarbon resources in July 2019. This proposal is still valid. A proposal that will pave the way for cooperation in the region was also made by Motherland Turkey. We will bring the relevant parties together at a conference. TRNC also supports this proposal, but we should not be expected to remain silent to the attempts of the Greek Cypriot Administration of Cyprus and Greece and other third parties that will violate our rights. Kiye Petrolleri Anonim Ortaklığı (TPAO) will continue to carry out its activities on behalf of the Turkish Cypriot people in the license areas determined by our state. The unilateral activities of the Greek Cypriot side will be responded to with equivalent and simultaneous steps.”

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