Borel: He unequivocally condemns Turkey’s illegal actions in Famagusta

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Borel: He unequivocally condemns Turkey’s illegal actions in Famagusta

The response of the High Representative for the Foreign Policy and Security Policy of the EU, Josep Borel, to the question of Manolis K. Kefalogiannis.

Manolis K. Kefalogiannis, on the occasion of “the offensive announcement against the European Parliament and its elected members by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, had submitted a relevant question to the European Commission. The announcement was issued in relation to the Progress Report on Turkey’s accession process which was recently voted by an overwhelming majority by the European Parliament.

According to the Report, “Turkey is called upon to abandon its proposal for a “two-state” solution in Cyprus, to immediately withdraw the occupying troops from the island, while the illegal Turkish actions in the closed city of Famagusta are categorically condemned, which are in complete contradiction with the Resolutions of the UN Security Council”, as stated in a related announcement.

The European Commission, in its response, given on July 20, the day that marked 48 years since the sad anniversary of the illegal Turkish invasion of Cyprus and the illegal occupation of 37% of the Island, through EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrellemphasizes:

“The European Union remains fully committed to the overall settlement of the Cyprus issue on the basis of a bi-zonal, bi-communal federation with political parity, in accordance with the relevant decisions of the United Nations Security Council and based on the EU acquis and the principles on which the EU is founded.

The EU also unequivocally condemns the unilateral actions of Turkey as well as the announcements of the Turkish president and the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community regarding the opening of Varossia and calls for the immediate revocation of these actions.”

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