President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades accused Turkey of interfering in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. In his speech at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the President of Cyprus stressed that the time has come to end the partition of Cyprus, but Turkey must step back from a position that is “unacceptable” for Cyprus. The President also reminded Ankara of the UN resolutions on Cyprus.
“President Erdogan also spoke of the need of maintaining good neighbourly relations. And I wonder, yet again: Which country had invaded and to date still occupies Cyprus? Which country invaded Syria? Which country violates the sovereignty of Iraq? Which country intervenes in the internal affairs of Libya? Which country violates the sovereign rights of Greece? 11 Which country interfered in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict? Excellencies, The narrative also put forward by the Turkish side, according to which all efforts to reaching a compromise have failed and we should seek solutions outside the UN framework, reinforces the valid arguments that Turkey’s end game is not to solve the Cyprus Problem, but to turn Cyprus into its protectorate,” Anastasiades stated.