The Republic of Cyprus denounced to the UN the systematic infringement by Turkey of its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

A letter by Nicos Emiliou, Cyprus` Permanent Representative at the UN, circulated on Friday as an official document of the General Assembly and the Security Council, notes Ankara`s “blatant violations of international law, in a way that seriously jeopardises safety and security in the greater region”.

In its two separate annexes, the letter, sent on November 19 to the UN Secretary General, records the infringements of international air traffic regulations and violations of the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus by Turkey, as well as the illegal use of closed ports by Turkish warships during the month of October 2014.

In his letter, Emiliou notes in particular that Turkish commercial aircraft systematically use the illegal Tympou airport.

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