EC: Requests termination of any challenge in the closed area of ​​Famagusta

Famagusta, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, Nea Famagusta, Sasoli, Turkey

The European Parliament is asking Turkey to end any provocation in the closed area of ​​Famagusta. The President of the EC, David Sassoli, in a reply letter to Nikos Anastasiadis, informs him about everything that the European Parliament is doing in relation to the issue of Famagusta and the Cyprus issue. Reminding the President of the Republic that Turkey's actions in relation to the Cyprus problem and the unresolved issue remain serious obstacles to the realization of Ankara's European goals.

David Sassoli confirms at the beginning of his letter that the European Parliament continues to monitor very closely "and reaffirm our clear support and solidarity with Cyprus", as the whole issue was discussed during their last meeting in Brussels. February 19 last year.

Continuing his response, the President of the European Parliament said that the body "has always supported the reunification of Cyprus based on a comprehensive and sustainable solution, as defined by the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and in accordance with international law and the European acquis". .

The European Parliament's position, according to David Sassoli, is that the enclosed area of ​​Famagusta should come under UN control, in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 550, "while calling on Turkey to refrain from publicity-related actions." on the island through the policy of illegal settlements ”.

He informed President Anastasiadis that he had raised all the issues during the meeting he had on November 20, 2019 with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlτt Çavuşo .lu. They were also instructed in all bodies of the European Parliament, such as the rapporteur's recent trip to Turkey, by the EC leader to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee and by the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee.

For us, says Sassoli, the unresolved Cyprus problem continues to be a serious obstacle in EU-Turkey relations "and we call on Turkey to contribute constructively to the efforts aimed at reaching a solution." Finally, he assured that the European Parliament will continue to raise these issues in contacts with the Turkish authorities "and we will continue to support the EU and its Member States to play an active role in order for a successful conclusion of the negotiations".

Source: philenews