The federal government of Cyprus has filed a proper request with the United Nations in protest after a provocative transfer by Turkey during which Ankara introduced that it’s going to reopen a piece of the deserted coastal metropolis of Famagusta, a part of an occupied “no man’s land” that has been below the management of the Turkish navy because the Turks first invaded the East Mediterranean island in 1974.
The Cypriot authorities has requested that the UN reaffirm an already current Safety Council decision and condemn the transfer. Moreover, the internationally acknowledged authorities of Cyprus has demanded that Ankara reverse its determination and return the world to its earlier standing as a no-man’s land
Varosha, which is a suburb of the bigger metropolis of Famagusta, has been closed off to the skin since 1974, when Turkey invaded Cyprus and occupied the northern third of the island. The 40,000 Greek residents who lived in Famagusta have been compelled to flee the advancing Turkish armed forces, who fenced off the deserted metropolis shortly after its seize.
Ankara’s transfer to reopen the Varosha has prompted an enormous worldwide outcry because it violates a number of United Nations resolutions and raises obstacles within the ongoing efforts for the resumption of Cyprus settlement talks.
Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, condemned Turkey’s plan, labeling it “unlawful” and “a provocation”.
Greece additionally mentioned it could refer the matter to the upcoming EU leaders’ assembly, which is scheduled for mid-October, and warned that Turkey’s try to inflame the state of affairs on Cyprus may set off financial sanctions in opposition to Ankara until the latter reverses the choice.
“Turkey must take a step again. If it doesn’t, subsequent week each Cyprus and Greece will desk the matter for dialogue by EU leaders on the October 16-17 European Council,” Greek authorities spokesperson Stelios Petsas mentioned.