Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (20.07.17) reports that Turkish Cypriot politicians issued messages regarding the anniversary of the July 20 invasion to Cyprus.
The former Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu, claimed that if the invasion had not taken place, they would not have a “state” today and if Turkey hadnot supported the struggle of the Turkish Cypriots the island would have become Greek and the UN would have said anything about it. The aim of the Greek Cypriots, Eroglu claimed, has not changed and this is why the Greek Cypriots demand zero guarantees and troops and the demolition of the unilateral right of Turkey to intervene.
The “speaker” of the “assembly” Sibel Siber alleged that with the “peaceful operation to Cyprus on July 20, the danger of the extinction of the Turkish Cypriots as a community was seized and the Turkish Cypriots were able to get their freedom”.
Self-styled prime minister Huseyin Ozgurgun, alleged that the Turkish Cypriots have a duty from now on to support and strengthen the “state” under any circumstances. He also alleged that despite the “embargoes and the isolation” they manage to make progress in many sectors with the support of “motherland Turkey” and that they will continue with determination the efforts for the development t of the “country”, especially in economy.
“Deputy prime minister” Serdar Denktas on his part alleged that as one of the two owners of the island, the Turkish Cypriots should not sit again at a negotiation table in which it will not be established in advanced the existence since July 20th of two equal political communities in the island.