Erdogan will illegally visit the occupied area of Cyprus on 19-20 July

Under the title: “Erdogan is coming”, Turkish Cypriot daily Star Kibris (07.07.11) reports that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will illegally visit the occupied area of the Republic of Cyprus on 19 and 20 July on the occasion of the 37th anniversary from the 1974 Turkish invasion of the island. In statements yesterday, Erdogan said that he will be coming to the occupied area of Cyprus upon an invitation by Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu.

During a press conference yesterday, Erdogan was asked the following: “Some local newspapers in Cyprus wrote that your visit to Cyprus might be postponed because of the reactions against the Government. Could you comment?”

Erdogan replied the following: “I am not interested in the evaluations of the local newspapers or some marginal groups in Cyprus. If Allah wants, I will be in Cyprus on 19-20 of the month accepting an invitation by the president of the republic”.

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