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Turkish-Cypriot Side Upset Cyprus Building Defense Arsenal

November 14, 2021

NICOSIA – Cyprus’ push to get more arms has irked the occupying Turkish-Cypriot side of the divided island – where there are 35,000 Turkish soldiers stationed – which has dashed hopes of reunification some 47 years after Turkey invaded.

“The Greek Cypriot administration continuing arming itself to threaten our country, pursuing provocative activities, is serving nothing other than raising tensions on the island and region,” said a self-declared foreign ministry on the occupied side, reported Turkey’s pro-government newspaper The Daily Sabah.

The statement said that the Greek Cypriot side had been carrying out an armament program for a while despite knowing that it would cause tension, but didn’t mention the Turkish army on the island.

The Greek-Cypriot legitimate government, a member of the European Union that Turkey has fruitlessly been trying to join since 2005, has bought more heavy weapons and drones, the Turkish-Cypriot side complained.

“The mentioned arming activities are threatening the stability and peace atmosphere of our island and the Eastern Mediterranean,” the statement said, also mentioning Cyprus reaching out for allies.

“As long as the Greek Cypriot Administration continues its armament activities, the TRNC (the name the Turkish side unrecognized in the world gives itself ) and the Republic of Turkey will not refrain from taking the necessary measures. The importance of Turkey’s effective and de facto guarantee is understood once again in the face of the Greek-Cypriot side’s armament activities.”

Turkish-Cypriot hardline leader Ersin Tatar said he doesn’t want reunification and will settle only for recognition of his isolated self-declared government that no country in the world apart from Turkey accepts.

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