No state accepts and recognises the pseudostate, the Greek Foreign Ministry stresses in a statement on the 39th anniversary of the declaration of the illegal entity in Cyprus.
“Thirty-nine years after the illegal and condemned declaration of the pseudostate, no state accepts and recognises any legal or international status of this entity,” the Greek Foreign Ministry notes.
The statement underlines that “the unilateral declaration of the pseudostate in the occupied territories of Cyprus has been definitively condemned by UN Security Council Resolutions 541/1983 and 550/1984.”
“Turkey’s unacceptable claim for a ‘two-state’ solution undermines any effort to resume negotiations for a solution to the Cyprus problem within the framework of UNSC Resolutions,” the Greek Foreign Ministry says.
Additionally, it refers to the recent Summit of the Organization of Turkic States, where “Turkey was forced to accept the downgrading of the pseudostate’s participation in this organization under the status of an ‘entity'”.
Finally, Greece reiterates that reaching “an agreed solution on the basis of UN Security Council Resolutions and European acquis” remains its constant objective.
The unilateral declaration of independence (UDI) in Cyprus’ Turkish occupied northern area, took place on 15 November 1983.
Cyprus has been divided since 1974 when Turkish troops invaded and occupied the island`s northern third. Numerous rounds of talks under UN aegis to reunite the island under a federal roof failed to yield results.
Source: Cyprus News Agency