Prime Minister Ersin Tatar stated that it was proved once more that the dreams and wrong policies of Greek politicians regarding Cyprus will not change. Tatar evaluated the statement of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mytsotakis following his first official visit to South Cyprus. Tatar said that Mytsotakis ignored the historical facts when he demanded the end of the Turkish invasion as the highest strategic demand of Greek foreign policy.
“Kyriakos Mytsotakis tries to deny the fact that Turkey came to Cyprus upon a call from the Turkish Cypriot people as a result of the bloody coup organized by Greece with the aim of turning Cyprus into an Hellenic island and for the safety of life and property of the Turkish Cypriot people, using its guarantor rights” Tatar said.
Tatar added that Mytsotakis should not forget that his father, the former Greek Prime Minister Konstantin Mytsotakis, who escaped from the junta regime, could only return to Greece after the fall of the Junta regime as a result of Turkey’s intervention in Cyprus.
Furthermore, referring to the claim of the Greek Prime Minister that the solution of the Cyprus problem was meaningless without the lifting of the outdated guarantees, Tatar said “Contrary to Mytsotakis, the majority of the Turkish Cypriot people consider that the active and effective guarantee of Turkey is our only guarantee. We do not trust any other system. Therefore, the desire of Greece to take Turkey out of Cyprus is not only evil-minded but also does not coincide with the expectations of the Turkish Cypriot people”.
Tatar further stressed “Greece and the Greek Cypriot side who tried to threaten Turkey for its drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean and hint at using force if necessary and call on EU to help should know that they cannot prevent the TRNC and Turkey from protecting their rights in the Eastern Mediterranean”.