|HOUSE PLENARY – RESOLUTION – CYPRUS PROBLEM|
|The House plenary has adopted unanimously a resolution on the Cyprus problem, calling on the European Parliament and the national parliaments of the EU member states to exert pressure on Ankara in order to contribute to efforts for a solution of the Cyprus problem.
The resolution was adopted during the last plenary session ahead of May’s parliamentary elections.
In the resolution, the House states that the Turkish side is to be blamed for the lack of progress in the ongoing UN-led direct talks because the proposals it puts forward at the negotiating table are not in line with the agreed framework of the negotiations as provided by UN resolutions and decisions, international law and European principles. MPs note the fact that no substantial progress has been made despite all the efforts made by the Greek Cypriot side.
The resolution stresses that the Cyprus problem is a problem of invasion and occupation, of violation of human rights and freedoms of the whole of the Cyprus people and violation of international and European law. The MPs underline the need for a just and viable solution, based on UN resolutions, the 1977 and 1979 High Level Agreements between the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities providing for a bizonal bicommunal federation, EU law, a solution that will reunify all the people of Cyprus.