“We are watching every step taken by Greek Cypriots and Greeks”
President Dr. Dervis Eroglu stated that every step taken by Greek Cypriots and Greeks are being watched and necessary evaluations are made moment to moment together with Turkey.
Eroglu reiterated his call to the Greek Cypriot side to return back to the negotiation table instead of creating tension and later trying to take advantage of it.
Reminding that there is a Continental Shelf Limitation Agreement between Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and Turkey, Eroglu stated that Barbaros Hayrettin Paşa’s operations are within the scope of authority transfer made to Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) by the government and declaration of this as illegal by Greek Cypriot side conflicts with the realities. Saying “Our people should not worry”, Eroglu emphasised that security, welfare and happiness of Turkish Cypriot people are safeguarded and the efforts are continuing for protecting their rights without deviating from the peaceful vision in favour of an agreement.
TCG Gelibolu protects Barbaros
TCG Gelibolu has fulfilled the mission of guardianship for Barbaros Hayreddin Paşa Search Vessel which performs research activities at the areas permitted by the TRNC government to TPAO. TCG Bafra which was on duty at the Mediterranean Shield Movement, carried out the mission of monitoring the Bahama flagged Saipem-10000 platform vessel from a distance of 5 nautical miles which is performing drilling activities within the so called Exclusive Economic Zone of South Cyprus.
President Eroglu sent a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
President DervişEroğlu sent a letter to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon regarding the latest developments in Cyprus.
President Eroğlu asked the Secretary General to use his mission of good offices and facilitate the return of the Greek Cypriot side to the negotiation table without any preconditions, in order to reach a just, sustainable and negotiated solution.