Özgürgün: “The historical ties between the TRNC and Motherland Turkey, as well as those of the Turkish Cypriot people and the Turkish people, can never be broken”

Prime Minister Hüseyin Özgürgün criticised the Greek Cypriot Administration Leader Nikos Anastasiades, who said to the Turkish Cypriots, “Break up ties with Turkey, send the invading troops home and you can live with the Greek Cypriot people”.  Özgürgün said that the ties between the TRNC and Motherland Turkey as well as the ties between the Turkish Cypriot people and the Turkish people are historical and can never be broken up.

The Prime Minister said, “The stance of the Greek Cypriot side has never changed and we can see from their approach that the Greek Cypriot Administration’s decision to commemorate the Enosis plebiscite at schools was aimed to remind the new generations of their ties with Greece. They also have no intention of finding a federal solution based on the equality of the two constituent states.

Özgürgün continued, “The negative attitude of the Greeks and Greek Cypriots was observed by the UN, the EU and all the parties in Crans-Montana, as they sought ways to break up the relation between the Turkish Cypriot people and Motherland Turkey”.