Erhürman: Erdogan's Call to "Recognize the TRNC" Will Go Unanswered Under These Conditions
Tufan Erhürman, the leader of the Republican Turkish Party (CTP), has commented on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's call to "recognize the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC)" during the United Nations General Assembly.
Erhürman pointed out that given the current conditions, Erdogan's call would go unanswered, and it is well-known that discussing a solution formula outside of a federation under the UN umbrella is not possible.
Erhürman emphasized that the United Nations Security Council has decisions related to the TRNC and the Cyprus issue that can only be changed by the unanimous vote of the five permanent members. He stated, "The Security Council's decisions are clear in preventing the recognition of the TRNC. Regarding the Cyprus problem, the formula for a solution includes a bizonal, bicommunal federation based on political equality, as outlined in the decisions."
Erhürman also noted that under current conditions, Erdogan's call to "recognize the TRNC" would go unanswered, and it is a well-known fact that discussing a solution formula outside of a federation under the UN umbrella is not possible. He highlighted that the essential issue is the isolation on the Turkish Cypriot community, despite the fact that there is no legitimate justification for these isolations, as indicated in Mr. Annan's 2004 report, and these isolations continue.