Turkey must implement the Third Vienna Agreement on the enclaved, Presidential Commissioner’s Office says

Turkey must fully implement the provisions of the Third Vienna Agreement (2 August 1975) for the enclaved and demonstrate in deeds that it respects the agreements it signs, a press release by the office of the Presidential Commissioner says.

The announcements notes that 43 years have passed since the signing of the Third Vienna Agreement but unfortunately Turkey has not only failed to abide and respect the Agreement but still violates its provisions, causing serious problems to the enclaved in the Karpas peninsula.

“It is recalled that through the Agreement, Turkey is committed, among other things, to provide Greek Cypriot enclaved people with all sorts of help so that they have a smooth living in their villages, including facilities in the education sector and the exercise of their religious rights. Despite that, due to the refusal of the occupying power to implement basic provisions of the Agreement, thousands of our enclaved were forced to abandon their homes and properties and in their place settlers came with the aim to change the demographic character of the area “, it is underlined.

The press release ends by calling upon Turkey “even today to fully implement all the provisions of the Third Vienna Agreement of the 2nd of August 1975 regarding the enclaved demonstrate in deeds that it respects the agreements it signs”.

At the end of the second phase of the Turkish invasion late in August 1974, about 20,000 Greek and Maronite Cypriots inhabiting in villages and townships primarily in the Karpas Peninsula of northeast Cyprus and in villages west of the city of Kyrenia remained behind the ceasefire line. Today, only a total of 437 (April 2013) persons remain behind the green line, of whom 328 are Greek Cypriot and 109 Maronite Cypriots. These persons are known as the enclaved.

Despite the Third Vienna Agreement, Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot illegal regime in occupied Cyprus have violated all its terms. Since 1974, the enclaved have endured conditions of hardship and oppression because of their ethnicity, language and religion.

Source: Cyprus News Agency

Turkey must implement the Third Vienna Agreement on the enclaved, Presidential Commissioner’s Office says

Turkey must fully implement the provisions of the Third Vienna Agreement (2 August 1975) for the enclaved and demonstrate in deeds that it respects the agreements it signs, a press release by the office of the Presidential Commissioner says.

The announcements notes that 43 years have passed since the signing of the Third Vienna Agreement but unfortunately Turkey has not only failed to abide and respect the Agreement but still violates its provisions, causing serious problems to the enclaved in the Karpas peninsula.

“It is recalled that through the Agreement, Turkey is committed, among other things, to provide Greek Cypriot enclaved people with all sorts of help so that they have a smooth living in their villages, including facilities in the education sector and the exercise of their religious rights. Despite that, due to the refusal of the occupying power to implement basic provisions of the Agreement, thousands of our enclaved were forced to abandon their homes and properties and in their place settlers came with the aim to change the demographic character of the area “, it is underlined.

The press release ends by calling upon Turkey “even today to fully implement all the provisions of the Third Vienna Agreement of the 2nd of August 1975 regarding the enclaved demonstrate in deeds that it respects the agreements it signs”.

At the end of the second phase of the Turkish invasion late in August 1974, about 20,000 Greek and Maronite Cypriots inhabiting in villages and townships primarily in the Karpas Peninsula of northeast Cyprus and in villages west of the city of Kyrenia remained behind the ceasefire line. Today, only a total of 437 (April 2013) persons remain behind the green line, of whom 328 are Greek Cypriot and 109 Maronite Cypriots. These persons are known as the enclaved.

Despite the Third Vienna Agreement, Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot illegal regime in occupied Cyprus have violated all its terms. Since 1974, the enclaved have endured conditions of hardship and oppression because of their ethnicity, language and religion.

Source: Cyprus News Agency