President Tatar received Ambassador of Sweden Anders Hagelberg
Date Added: 25 April 2022, 14:22

President Ersin Tatar received Swedish Ambassador Anders Hagelberg on Saturday, April 23.

According to the information issued by the Presidency, President Tatar stated that they expect Sweden to take a balanced stance by considering equality on Cyprus issue, and drew attention to the unfair isolation imposed on the Turkish Cypriot people.

President Tatar stated that Sweden was a special country whose soldiers served under the umbrella of the United Nations in the 1960s and 1970s, and witnessed the Greek Cypriot-Greek duo’s attacks and cruelty towards Turkish Cypriots with the aim of annexing Cyprus to Greece.

Expressing that he follows the Ukraine-Russia war in the TRNC with concern, President Tatar said:

“Some of us thought that wars were buried in the pages of history, that the world had changed and that the times of war were behind us. This war demonstrated that we should be careful and justified the Turkish Cypriot position on the Cyprus issue, on the continuation of Turkey’s full and effective guarantee. We do not want a repeat of the persecution of Turkish Cypriots experienced on the island in the recent past. I hope that all the happenings in Ukraine will change the international community’s view of the Cyprus issue, taking into account the equal vested rights of the parties and the realities on the island.”