Dear press members;
Today, the unfortunate statements of President of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus(TRNC), Mustafa Akıncı, on Turkey’s struggle conducting against PKK/PYD and his criticism about Cyprus Peace Operation provided Turkish Cypriot can get rid of oppression, sadden us as Turkish Cypriots profoundly.
We condemn in the strongest terms to TRNC President over his remark as TRNC Representation of the Society of the World Is Bigger Than Five.
We would like to indicate that statement of Akıncı expresses nothing for Turkish Cypriots.
TRNC President’s explanation about Peace Spring Opeation- which carrying out to secure borders of Republic of Turkey and to fight against terrorism in northern Syria, -as ‘what is being spilled is not water, it is blood’ is completely blind and disrespect.
People of TRNC stands by Turkey in its Operation Peace Spring being carried out in accordance with international law and the right of self-defence started to safeguard its borders from terrorism and bring peace to the region.
President of Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed that with the Syrian National Army; safezone will be established in the northern Syria against PKK/PYD and Daesh also threats coming to Turkey from this region will be eliminated; so Syrian refugees can return their homeland; Syrian territorial integrity will be preserved and people of this region will be freed from the claw of terrorism.
We, as the KKTC Representation of the Society of the World Is Bigger Than Five, support Operation Peace Spring launched by Turkey to clear its own borders from terrorist organizations and to provide return of Syrian refugees their homeland to live there peacefully.
In fact where were those who are raising cain and organizing extraordinary meetings in the last 3-4 days,when millions of people were being driven from their homes; when millions of Arab,Kurd,Turkmen,Yazidi,Assyrian civilians were dying;terrorists were founding so-called states?
There are diversified questions come to minds about which plans are turned upside-town with the Operation for pacification of the region.
We are waiting for Akıncı’ taking back of his statements shamefully.
As yesterday we did, today and tomorrow, always we continue to shout out truth against any kind of oppression taking place anywhere around the world.
Even if everyone is quiet, we never.
If one is not in safe, nobody is in safe.