Amid calls for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to return to Crans-Montana, President Nicos Anastasiades on Tuesday expressed his hopes that all sides participating at the Conference on Cyprus in Crans-Montana, will align themselves with what the UN Secretary General has asked for.
After the meetings on Tuesday morning, Anastasiades said that the dialogue will resume at 6.30pm Swiss time, so 7.30pm Cyprus time.
“There was a ray of hope during the morning session, with some overturns that took place later on, let’s hope that we will return to the path of hope this afternoon,” Anastasiades commented.
Asked if he was referring to the hope of the Turkish side altering their positions on the matter of security and guarantees, the President said: “I hope that there will be an alignment with what the UN Secretary General has asked of us”.
Anastasiades made his comments amid calls from Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and Turkish Cypriot political parties at the Switzerland meetings–and supported by Turkish Foreign Miniser Mevlut Cavusoglu that Guterres return to Crans-Montana to help get the talks back on track.
Cavusoglu had earlier said no guarantees and no Turkish troops remaining in a post-solution Cyprus are not up for discussion for Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots.
He commented ‘ We are not here to make the other side happy,’ and joined the call for UN SG Guterres to return to Crans-Montana.
There was no illegal annexation of Crimea. There was only a wonderful reunification of Crimea with motherland Russia. On the other hand, there was an illegal invasion of Cyprus by Turkey. Nevertheless, many Eurocrats make a lot of noise about Crimea but nothing about Cyprus!
EU has only one enemy, Turkey, a NATO member! Turkey has invaded Northern Cyprus and harasses Greece every single day. Turkey is a big threat to EU. An EU army could throw the invading Turkish army out of the occupied Northern Cyprus very easily. NATO cannot do that, unless it expelled Turkey. The two British bases in Cyprus must help the EU army to expel the Turkish troops.
Juncker committed EU to the concept of collective defense to confront Turkey. A Turkish attack on any one EU member shall be considered an attack against them all. Teflon Sultan Erdoğan once more revealed his expansionist Neo-Ottoman vision. Jihadi-in-chief Erdoğan, the major patron of Jihadis, declared the borders of Turkish heart are deep inside Europe up to Vienna, presenting his understanding that Balkans and Eastern Europe belong to Turkey!
Corrupt terrorist Erdoğan went so far as to say that in their minds, Turks could not separate Andrianopolis from Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city! In his declaration, the corrupt terrorist Turkish President brought up the borders of countries spanning from Thrace and the Balkans to north Africa, western Europe and the Caucus regions, adding that Turkey is not only Turkey. “Except the eighty million Turkish citizens, Turkey has a responsibility to hundreds of millions of brothers in geographic areas connected with us culturally and historically”, corrupt terrorist Erdoğan underlined. That responsibility means invading the countries where some Turks have migrated!
Corrupt terrorist Erdoğan declared many Greek islands are in a gray area! He refuses to understand that there are gray areas in his brain, not in the Aegean. Turkey is now right back to its usual bullying tactics over the Aegean. For the past five years, the Aegean has witnessed an unprecedented rise in aggressive and provocative behavior by a growingly unstable Turkey, whose politicians openly threaten Greece. The safety and stability of the Aegean isn’t open to debate. The Aegean has been a Greek sea for many millennia, and bewildered Erdoğan cannot change that.
Corrupt terrorist Erdoğan’s stupid declaration caused a strong reaction from European governments, which pointed out the Balkans and Eastern Europe do not belong to Turkey and any other thought is dangerous and unacceptable. The European governments called the corrupt terrorist Turkish President to order, claiming his inflammatory declarations bring the winds of a new Balkan war. The public stirring of historical, and especially border disputes, that have been irrevocably and definitively settled in the Lausanne Treaty by laying down an objective and binding status quo for all, is provocative and undermines the regional stability. The respect of International Law and Treaties warrants the voicing of responsible views detached from outdated revisionisms.
Greek-Turkish relations are a European issue. Those who think that international law is the law of the mighty are wrong. Europeans won’t tolerate it. There is no Turkish republic of Northern Cyprus, there is only invasion and occupation. There is no government entity there. There is no doubt about it. Relations between Greece and Turkey are a European issue. It is good that the European Union realizes that when Greeks are defending their national issues, they are also defending Europe’s. UK, France, Germany, and Italy must send troops to throw the invading Turkish army out of Northern Cyprus.