Eroglu alleges that countries such as Russia and China are ready to veto any proposal against the Greek Cypriots at the UNSC
Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris newspaper (03.09.13) reports that the Turkish Cypriot leader, Dervis Eroglu has alleged that countries such as Russia and China are ready to veto any proposal against the Greek Cypriots at the UN Security Council (UNSC).

In statements yesterday during a meeting with a delegation from the so-called Bright Future Movement, Eroglu claimed that the Turkish Cypriots are saddened because the so-called isolations on them are not lifted, in spite of the fact that the world knows that the Cyprus problem has allegedly been created by the Greek Cypriots, the EU promised to lift the “isolations” and after the rejection of the Annan Plan by the Greek Cypriots the UN Secretary-General suggested in his report that the “isolations” should be lifted.

Arguing that “countries such as Russia and China, which are permanent members of the UN Security Council, are ready to veto any proposal against the Greek Cypriots”, Eroglu alleged that these countries “should learn better what happened in Cyprus” and “understand how wrong keeping the Turkish Cypriots under isolation is”.

Eroglu claimed that the world would better understand the Turkish Cypriots when their sensitivities on the issue of the “isolations” are further shown abroad. He said that they should continue making their voice heard in the world through their “democratic organizations”.

Eroglu alleged that the Turkish Cypriot side has taken steps towards reaching an agreement in Cyprus and will continue to do so. “However, for how long we could take such steps, in case there is no response? I think that this should be constrained with a time limit”, he argued.

In his statements, the chairman of the so-called Bright Future Movement, Anil Kaya alleged that the biggest difficulty caused by the Cyprus problem is the “isolations” implemented on the Turkish Cypriots. Claiming that the Greek Cypriots want to prolong the Cyprus problem, Kaya said that they met with Eroglu to discuss what kind of messages they could best give to the world. 

CNA

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