Türkiye rejects top Greek diplomats remarks on Cyprus dispute
Türkiye on Monday released the facts on a decades-long Cyprus dispute and rejected the recent remarks of Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.
“Greek Cypriots violated the 1960 Constitution and destroyed the partnership Republic in 1963. Türkiye had to intervene after the Greek coup d’état in July 1974, aiming to stop bloodshed and violence against Turkish Cypriots,” the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Twitter in reply to Dendias, who had claimed that Cyprus was “illegally” occupied.
According to the tweet shared by the Turkish Foreign Ministry it wrote: “Greece and Greek Cypriots never showed the necessary will for a permanent settlement on the Island. Greek Cypriots rejected the Annan Plan in 2004 and left the table in Crans-Montana in 2017”.
“The inherent rights, sovereign equality and the equal status of Turkish Cypriots should be reaffirmed for an equitable, just and viable settlement on the Island,” the ministry said in a statement as opposed to Dendias, who on Sunday said on Twitter that the federal solution is the “only” one for the dispute.