The European Union (EU) and the United States have opposed a plan by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the Warsaw region of Cyprus, according to News i Agency.
Arosha is a region south of Famagusta, Cyprus. This area was one of the most important tourist destinations in Cyprus before the Turkish invasion in 1974; But after the Turkish invasion and the flight of the inhabitants, the city has since become an abandoned area in the country.
The leader of Ankara-backed Turkish Cypriot side Arsene Tatar announced on Tuesday (yesterday) the reopening and start of the second phase of Varosha development. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in connection with Varosha that life in the neighborhood would resume.
“We do not have another fifty years to waste,” Erdogan said in a speech marking the 47th anniversary of the Turkish invasion.
The Turkish president referred to the failed UN efforts to resolve the issue of the partition of Cyprus and to unite the Greek-Turkish part of the island.
“Without accepting that there are two peoples with two governments on equal terms, no progress will be made in the negotiations,” Erdogan said.
EU foreign policy chief Joseph Borrell issued a statement urging Erdogan to refrain from escalating tensions and return to talks based on a “federation of two zones”.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has issued a statement emphasizing the same concepts. He said Turkey’s action was “completely contrary to UN Security Council resolutions.”
“The United States considers the actions of the Turkish Cypriots in Warsaw with Ankara support provocative, unacceptable and inconsistent with its previous commitments to engage constructively in the peace talks,” Blinken said in the statement.
British Foreign Secretary Dominique Robb also expressed concern over the Turkish president’s announcement of the reopening of the Varosha region, saying on his Twitter account: “This step contradicts Security Council resolutions and undermines the resolution process.” [اختلافات] “It will be in Cyprus.”
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also reacted to Ankara’s move, stressing Paris’ support for Cyprus.
Meanwhile, news sources reported today that Cyprus has lodged a complaint with the UN Security Council.
Egyptian sources also reported Wednesday evening that the Foreign Ministry had reacted to the move, expressing deep concern, stressing that the move was in conflict with UN Security Council resolutions.
The Cairo statement comes as talks between Egypt and Turkey were held to improve relations.
Cyprus is an island nation in the eastern Mediterranean with Turks and Muslims in the north and Greeks in the south.
The Turkish government sent several drilling and reconnaissance ships to areas east of the Mediterranean last year; Areas that Turkey says are under Turkish rule; But Greece, while rejecting Turkey’s actions, has said that Ankara is violating international law and the sovereignty of Athens and Cyprus.
Turkey’s actions in the eastern Mediterranean have escalated tensions between the country and European countries.
Greece and Cyprus, along with some European countries, say Turkey’s actions are illegal and tense, and have warned Ankara of the consequences; However, Turkey has stated that it is only securing its rights in the Black Sea and the Aegean.
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