“Developed States Have Been Trying To Remove Turkey From Cyprus For A Long Time”

President Rauf Denktash has said that the Turkish Cypriot people were deceived, but, will continue to resist.

Speaking to a panel in Turkey yesterday on the telephone conversation, Mr. Denktash pointed to Turkey’s power in Cyprus and said that Turkey has a just position in law, but, developed states have been trying to remove Turkey from Cyprus for a long time.

Accusing these states of doing everything to divide the Turkish Cypriot people into camps, the President said the situation in Cyprus is now quite grave.

‘We are now in the waiting position on the Cyprus issue, but we should be vigilant as we are being deceived constantly’ he added.

Reminding that the Turkish Cypriot people had been told that the embargoes would be lifted, direct flights would be started and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus would be recognized if they said ‘YES’ at the referendum, Mr Denktash said these promises have not been kept and the Greek Cypriot side, who rejected the Annan plan, has not been punished.

Mr. Denktash stressed that the Turkish Cypriot people voted in favor of the Annan plan with sixty-five percent because of the promise that the TRNC would be recognized.

Referring to his oath that he would protect the statehood and sovereignty of the Turkish Cypriot people, the President said he is continuing to defend his position by rejecting any agreement abandoning the state and sovereignty.

This News Bulletin is taken from BRTK