While a few days are left for the 5 + 1 talks to be held in Geneva, Switzerland on 27–29 April to address the Cyprus problem, notable statements came from former British Foreign Minister Jack Straw, who followed the issue very much. Closely in the past. The European Union (EU) acknowledged divided Cyprus as “one country”, saying it was a mistake and that the current situation is in favor of the Greek Cypriot administration, with Straw saying that the only solution today is a two-state structure, with its Another alternative to Greek Cypriots said that this made it impossible.
For an online panel organized by the Turkish Cypriot Association of England (BTCA), the Council of Turkish Cypriot Association of England (CTCA UK) and the Circle Foundation, as well as the co-chair of the Straw, UK Parliaments Supreme TRA Group. (APPG) Lord Northbrook, Sir David Ames, Member of the British Parliament, Special Representative of TRNC President Ersin Tatar Ergun Olgun and faculty member of Maltep University Prof. Hasan ाल nal attended.
Straw stated to the panel that the Greek Cypriots had violated an agreement that could be enforced in 1960 and that Greece tried to carry Anosis on the island in 1974 and that the result was an unbelievable massacre against the Turkish Cypriots happened.
Stating that in the following years, several studies on the Cyprus problem were conducted by the United Nations (UN), Britain and other actors and significant progress was made, Straw reminded that in 2004, Greek leader Tasos Papadopoulos opposed the referendum And campaigned for it. However, he had previously accepted it. Stating that this was a big mistake, Straw said, “The biggest mistake made by the European Union was to allow a divided Cyprus to join the European Union as a single society. To which I myself would allow I’m very angry with. Since that day, a lot of problems have arisen, “he said. Saying that the Greeks are in a position that they don’t need to share power to the point, Straw said,” They’re Can also represent the entire island in the international arena. “
Noting that the search for a bi-sectarian, bi-regional federal solution has failed, Jack Straw argued that southern Cyprus wants to include the north. While stating that a two-state solution should be worked on in England, Straw reminded that Britain has an important role at this point and that they are a signatory state in Cyprus. The US also said that Turkey is an important country and that it needed more than Greece straws in Washington for a two-solution on the Cyprus issue, adding that the country should take the next step.
Referring to direct flights, Straw said, “The time has come for the UK to open flights to TRNC, because now the European Union has many other problems.” What will he do when we start direct flights? Also, I think it is very important symbolically, ”he said.
AB ‘Paper Tiger’
At the panel, former minister Jack Straw’s descriptions of the European Union and Papadopoulos also attracted attention. Straw, describing the European Union as a “paper tiger”, referred to Papadopoulos as a “terrible man”. Saying that he did not think today, when he took over as British foreign minister, Straw said, “My thoughts changed when I saw how the Greek Cypriots behaved.” When I was the Minister of Foreign Affairs, I was very angry, especially because of Papadopoulos’ behavior. When I later visited both sides of Cyprus, Papadopoulos refused to meet me.
Taiwan Thread Solution
On the other hand, Lord Northbrook suggested the Taiwan example for TRNC on the same panel, insisting that a commercial office could be opened here. “Why don’t we do this with Taiwan? I don’t see any reason not to do it.” We also have a commercial office in Taiwan and even though we don’t recognize this country diplomatically, there are direct flights, ” He said. On the other hand, Straw said that the “commercial representative” in Taiwan is actually acting as an ambassador.
Evaluation of Russia’s position on Cyprus, Proc. On the other hand, Hassan Onal said that Russia has been going through a difficult phase in relations with Greece and the Greek Cypriot administration of southern Cyprus recently due to actions like allowing southern Cyprus such as France and other western countries to establish military bases .
3 possible expectations from Geneva
Special Representative Erguen Olgun, President of TRNC, spoke in April about the Geneva talks and expectations about the Turkish side. Expressing that the positions on both sides are far from each other, Olgun counted three possibilities as a result of the Geneva talks …
The first is to convince the UN Secretary-General that both parties have sovereign, equal rights and inherently equal international status. Second, the Secretary-General proposes another informal meeting if no common ground can be found in the first meeting. Third, the Secretary-General announces that he is at the end of the road and reports to the Security Council that negotiations will not yield any results.
Olgun expressed that he was not optimistic about finding common ground in Geneva, but hoped for an attempt at a second meeting. Drawing attention to the fact that Olgin EU may not be impartial during the Cyprus negotiations, he said that he objected to his participation in the negotiations with the position of observer.
‘British lawyers have no idea!’
British MP David Ames also insisted that the acceptance of the European Union as a member of the Union was a mad work of the European Union, a terrible mistake. Saying that he thinks Britain will not come to a two-state solution today, Amy said, “Currently, most British MPs have no idea about the Cyprus problem, they know nothing,” And said Britain does not expect a change in its position until there is pressure on members of Parliament.
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