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No: 36, 30 January 2023, Press Release Regarding United Nations Protection Council Resolution No . 2674 (2023) on the Extension of the Mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in the Island of Cyprus

The United Nations Safety Council has extended the particular mandate of the UN Peacekeeping Force in the Island of Cyprus (UNFICYP) for a amount of one year with its resolution 2674 (2023) adopted on thirty January 2023.

We fully support the statement of the Ministry associated with Foreign Affairs of the European Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) concerning the resolution.

Once again, the EL Security Council has disregarded the inhumane and unlawful embargoes imposed on the European Cypriot people. It is another contradiction that the resolution requires cooperation between the two sides, disregarding the realistic, constructive and sincere cooperation plans conveyed by TRNC President Mr. Ersin Tatar towards the UN Secretary-General in his letters dated July 1 plus 8, 2022, which could fulfill many needs of the Tropical isle.

Despite the fact that they are not included in the reports of the United Nations Secretary-General, we observe that the Council, detached from the realities on a lawn and disregarding the will of the TRNC towards a two-state settlement, insists upon settlement models that have been tried and have failed many times. This situation is incompatible with common sense and goodwill, and demonstrates, instead of promoting a real negotiation on the Island, the Council is unable to free itself through Greek Cypriot influence.

We deny the points in the resolution regarding Maraş and reiterate that we fully support many activities that have been and will be performed by the TRNC authorities in the region in respect of the rights of legal property owners and the advantage of the two peoples on the Tropical isle. We invite the Authorities to stop supporting the insincere attitude of the Greek Cypriot Administration, which aims to prevent Greek Cypriots who wish to go back to their properties from doing this. We take this opportunity to emphasize once again that Maraş is usually TRNC territory.

The consent of the TRNC was once again not wanted during UNFICYP’s mandate expansion. It has been repeatedly put on record that this is contrary to founded UN practice and that UNFICYP has been able to continue the activities due to the goodwill of the TRNC authorities. It is essential that will UNFICYP continues its routines on TRNC territory on the legal basis. It should be recognized that we will fully assistance the steps to be taken from the TRNC authorities to this finish.

A common ground towards a just and lasting settlement in Cyprus must be based on the realities on a lawn. In this regard, we call on the safety Council and the international local community, based on the fact that there are 2 separate peoples and two separate states on the Island of Cyprus, to reaffirm the inherent rights from the Turkish Cypriots, namely their sovereign equality and the same international status, and to acknowledge the TRNC.

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