ΦΩΝΗ ΚΥΠΡΙΩΝ – KIBRISLILARIN SESI – CYPRIOTS’ VOICE
CYPRIOTS’ VOICE addresses the following communiqué to the Authorities and the people of Cyprus:
The Turkish Cypriot community should be informed
The substance of the Joint Declaration signed between Republic of Cyprus and the Russian Federation on 19 November 2008 has depressed Mr Talat.
The Declaration among other provisions includes the following:
“The Sides reaffirmed the necessity of reaching a comprehensive, just and viable settlement in Cyprus on the basis of relevant UN Security Council resolutions and High Level Agreements of 1977 and 1979. These provide for the transformation of the unitary State of the Republic of Cyprus into a bi-communal, bi-zonal federation with a single sovereignty, citizenship and international personality, embodying political equality as determined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.
The Russian Federation as a Permanent Member of the UN Security Council will continue to support the achievement of a mutually agreed solution between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities, without arbitration or artificial timetables, safeguarding at the same time the Cypriot ownership of the process.”
It is hard to comprehend which phrase of this declaration could upset any side:
- The Turkish Policy is negotiating the transformation of the Republic of Cyprus into a Federal State as described by the UN documents. Mr Talat himself stated that the Cyprus problem was to be solved in line with the UN Security Council resolutions.
- In all UN documents published up to now, Republic of Cyprus has always been “the only recognised state in Cyprus”. Republic of Cyprus is not only recognised as the legitimate state of Cyprus by the UN, but also by the European Union, Council of Europe, European Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, NATO, OECD and all the other international bodies.
- Although Turkish Cypriots have not participated in the Republic of Cyprus Government and the House of Representatives since 1963, Turkey in practice acted in such manner which indicated her recognition. Up until 1990’s Cypriot registered vessels officially did enter the Turkish ports. Currently Turkish teams participate with Greek Cypriot teams in basketball, football and other similar sporting activities. Turkey is increasing every year her trade with the Republic of Cyprus.
CYPRIOTS’ VOICE calls upon Mr Talat to state the sections or phrases of the declaration, if any, which he is objecting. We firmly believe that both sides should be consistent with the agreed parameters for the solution of the Cyprus problem and adhere to the political voices of the international community in order to achieve an acceptable negotiated settlement.
Cypriots’ Voice – Communiqué no 6 –29/11/2008