The leader of the National Unity Party-Prime Minister Ersin Tatar has said that the latest statements made by the Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades on the 20th of July Turkish Peace Operation did not reflect the historical facts.
He said that the Greek Cypriot side’s stance showed just how distant it was from a just, lasting and viable solution to the Cyprus Problem.
In a written statement on Wednesday, Prime Minister Tatar said that the 1960 Republic of Cyprus which had been turned into a Greek Cypriot state following the armed attacks against Turkish Cypriots on December 21, 1963, could never be the island’s sovereign administration.
Tatar also said that peace in Cyprus was maintained as a result of the presence of the Turkish Armed Forces on the island and Turkey’s active and effective guarantees.
“Mr Anastasiades, rather than adopting a realistic approach, has chosen to attack Turkey with false and defamatory statements, revealing once again the Greek Cypriot side’s intention to place Turkish Cypriots under their hegemony. The likening of Turkey to Nazi Germany by Anastasiades is proof he has no knowledge of history,” he said.
Tatar reminded that the Turkish Peace Operation had put an end to atrocities committed by the Greek Junta both against Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.
“Mr Anastasiades may try to hide the Sandallar, Muratağa and Atlılar massacres but he can’t do so from the Turkish Cypriot people,” the Prime Minister said.
He added that the Turkish Cypriot people will never abandon Turkey’s guarantees nor give up its independence and state.