Monday, July 15 2024

Erdoğan: We will take more steps in Cyprus after opening Varosia


Turkish Recep Tayyip Erdoğan continued his aggressive rhetoric by stating that Turkey will continue to take steps such as the opening of Varosha in Cyprus in violation of United Nations resolutions.

In a speech to the Turkish National Assembly, he said that “by protecting our rights and interests in the Mediterranean, we supported the steps taken by our Turkish Cypriot brothers towards a two-state solution.”

The Turkish President also said that “we have taken steps in many areas, especially the opening of the enclosed city of Varosha and we will continue to do so.”

Erdoğan partially reopened Varosha late last year, in violation of UN Security Council Resolutions 550 and 789.

Varosha came under Turkish occupation during the invasion of Cyprus in 1974 and ever since has become a ghost town.