Cyprus Wants UN Help to Stop Turkish Air, Waters Violations

FILE - In this Sept. 2016 photo provided by Greek Coast Guard the Gavdos 090 vessel is docked on an Aegean island. (Greek Coast Guard via AP)

Cyprus’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations Kornelios Korneliou has asked the body to intervene and stop continued violations of the island’s waters and airspace by Turkish warships and planes.

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who failed last year to help broker a reunification deal for the island and blamed nobody for anything, Korneliou protested the ongoing Turkish incursions which keep happening without any rebuke from the international community, apart from a tepid protest from the European Union and some backing from the United States which Cyprus has the right to explore for energy.

Turkish warships are trying to keep foreign energy companies from drilling for oil and gas where they have licenses from the government as Turkish-Cypriots who have been occupying the northern third since an unlawful 1974 invasion have protested.

“The Republic of Cyprus reiterates, in this respect, its call for adherence to the principle of sovereignty and non-interference enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations,” Korneliou said in the letter although the UN has already ignored entreaties from President Nicos Anastasiades to get involved.

“It should be noted that Turkish commercial aircraft systematically use the illegal airport of Tymbou. In addition, Turkey continues to systematically harass civilian and military aircraft within the Nicosia flight information region (FIR) via radio calls. Meanwhile, Nicosia FIR infringements and violations of the national airspace of the Republic of Cyprus continue unabated,” he said, the Cyprus Mail reported.

“Turkey’s policy of persistently breaching international law and defying international rules and regulations puts the safety of international civil aviation at risk, has a negative impact on the stability of the region and causes difficulties for air traffic over Cyprus,” he added.

Negotiations to bring the island together again collapsed in July, 2017 at the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana when Turkey insisted on keeping an army in the occupied territory and the right to militarily intervene, invade, again when it wanted which was too much even for Anastasiades who was willing to let a Turkish-Cypriot share a rotating Presidency.

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  1. It just doesn’t get better than this…… the undeclared member of Nato, Cyprus…is asking for help to confront the barbarians, and Nato member Turkey…representing a country who has distinguished itself in history, by being among those countries who have committed genocide against other religions and ethnic groups, by the United Nations!

    Really, why would you not give Mr. Tsipras a call, or the Madwomen May of Britain to help Cyprus! Do I need to remind, the ruling party of Cyprus….that according to the Cypriot Independence agreement of 1960…. aren’t the countries of Greece and Britain, both Nato countries obligated to guarantee the Independence rights and sovereignty of Cyprus?

    While the Ruling party of Cyprus…. appeals to the United Nations for help…do they not need to be reminded that this same body has done nothing to enforce 3 approved U.N. resolution to remove all foreign troops from Cyprus since 1974! While the wack jobs from Britain…have supported economic, political and military warfare against Russia for their alleged annexation of Crimea, they have hypocritically done nothing against Nato and fascist ally Turkey!

    While the Ruling Party of Cyprus… appeals to the United Nations for help… they allow Nato member Britain and guarantor of the sovereignty of Cyprus to commit war crimes bombings of foreign countries of the Middle East on behalf of Nato and the United States, in order to protect the civil rights of the civilians of Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya etc etc. from the lands of Cyprus!

    It is about time …they told the truth to the citizens of Cyprus…that their country is an occupied country of Nato, and that they have turned over the sovereignty of Cyprus to Nato members Great Britain and Turkey!

    It is about time…. they told the truth to the citizens of Cyprus …that they should accept the fact, that even if their was a reunification with Northern Cyprus….they will never have any sovereignty until they completely rid themselves of the White Supremacist government of England, and the other Nato country Turkey!

    It is about time… they told the truth to the citizens of Cyprus, that they are members of Nato!

    It is about time….the Greek Cypriots of Cyprus ….under these circumstances should do….. which is convene a referendum, like that which was done by the people of Crimea… who voted to be part of Russia, after their elected leader was removed by the Nazi party of the Ukraine, and vote on joining Greece!

    The only people who would oppose this …. are the Aristocrates who love the status quo…to secure their power and money holdings, not the rights of the people of Cyrpus!

    Reality…is whether the Greek Cypriots of Cyprus wish to be ruled by the White Supremacist racist governments of Britain, United States, and Turkey, who only want to use their country as merely a strategic military holding, or if they wish to be ruled by a country whose common religious and ethnic interests will receive far greater respect for the people of Cyprus! A United Greece and Cyprus…is the only answer to the Nato empire of the United States and United Kingdom….who pride themselves on dismembership and partitions of countries…in order to keep them impotent to their control. Today, like Yugoslavia, in failing to defeat the people of Syria, and overthrow the government of Syria…they now go to Plan B…which is to partition Syria and set up a puppet government of Sunni Muslim Salafist Terrorist…who support the same principles of Saudi Arabia, and the other Sunni Muslim Gulf states who have funded the religious fanatics called jihadist in Syria…..which is “Freedom of Religion does not exist”
    Coincidentally, the U.S. coalition occupation force in Syria…currently maintains 30% of Syria…. about the same share of land that Nato member and collaborator Turkey….captured in their invasion of Cyprus!

    Reality…the Ruling Party of Cyprus has lied to the people of Cyprus…and it is time, to tell the British to get out, and the United States to back off, and not obstruct the will of the people of Cyprus! It is time to tell them, if we are going to be ruled by Nato….then let it be Greece, and let’s see if Turkey, and Israel will violated the water and land of Cyprus!

    However…their is one caviat…prepare to see the fangs of the most degenerate societies in human history expose themselves again!

    Michael Gianakos

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